While we're on the subject of oil, you may want to check out "Black Seed Oil" which is supposed to "cure everything except death". I just read this extract on the web:
"Black Seed is one of the oldest medicinal plants known in human history. It was used by the Assyrians long before the Egyptians who also used it. A vial of Black Seed oil was found in King Tut's tomb. The book of Isaiah in the Old Testament talks about it. Various medieval herbals extolled its virtues but its biggest supporter was probably the founder of Islam, Muhammed, who said "Black Seed will cure anything...except death." Today it is called the "Seed of Blessing" in the Middle East because of its usefulness in so many conditions.
Black Seed has been forgotten by the west until recently. Now over 200 scientific papers have been published about its virtues.
The oil is rich in nutrients including Essential Fatty Acids, vitamins, minerals, various monosaccharides, 8 of the 9 essential amino acids, carotenoids, non-starch polysaccharides, sterol/sterolins, etc. There are actually more than a hundred substances many of which are unique. It is not known whether individual substances, e.g. nigellin, are responsible for its healing effects or, as with most herbs, the combination does the job."
You are supposed to ingest it and also apply topically. But pregnant women MUST AVOID IT.
I'd be very interested to hear if anyone has tried this.
Regards to all,