Triticum Vulgare is the herbaceous plant belonging to gramineae family.The height of the plant is 2m and the stems are upright with hollow structure. The oil is usually being extracted from the germ of the wheat. Germ is the embryo of the wheat kernel. It is the one portion of the wheat kernel and is removed during the process of flour refining.
It is extracted by the cold expression of the wheat kernel. The physical and chemical properties are:
Color: Clear, pale yellow to amber
Odor: Characteristic, bland, fatty oil
Specific Gravity: 0.923
The essential constituents of the oil are Linoleic acid (omega-6), Palmitic acid, Oleic acid and Linolenic acid (omega-3).
-This oil is the ideal source of protein and protein is needed to repair any cell and tissue injury and gives a balance to the minerals and nutrients in the body.
-This oil is the riches source of the folic acid. Every nutritionist suggests the intake of folic acid for all women so to neutralize the neural-tube birth defects.
-The Folic acid lowers down the level of the compound homocysteine, which implicitly offset the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis.
-Wheat germ oil is known for the riches source of vitamin E and it is a very effective antioxidant, because of the phyto-nutrient compound L-ergothioneine', which helps to stop the premature aging process and strengthen the immune system.
-This oil is rich in fiber and has composite carbohydrates and protein that not only augment the muscle gain but helps to lose the fat too. It increases the cardiovascular function and sustains the nutritional levels.
-It is very good emollient, that's why it's being used in various skin creams and lotions. Various skin condition's like eczema, stretch marks, sun-burns, scars, redness of skin and dull complexion.
-Wheat germ oil keeps check on the cholesterol levels and lymph functions. It contains policosanol which is linked to control the raised blood sugar level in the body.
-This oil contains vitamin that helps to repair the damaged tissue.