Other uses


Orally, peanut oil is used to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. It is also used orally to aid in weight loss and decrease appetite, and to help prevent cancer. Topically, peanut oil is used for arthritis and joint pain, scalp crusting and scaling without hair loss, dry skin, eczema, and ichthyosis (non-inflammatory skin disorders that cause scaling). Rectally, peanut oil is used in ointments and medicinal oils for treating constipation. It is also used as a vehicle for external, enteral, and parenteral pharmaceutical formulations. Eating peanuts just two or more times each week was associated with a 58% lowered risk of colon cancer in women and a 27% lowered risk in men. In manufacturing, peanut oil is used in skin care products and baby care products.