Pracaxi oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the Pracaxi tree, which is native to the Amazon rainforest. It has gained popularity in recent years due to its numerous health benefits and use in cosmetics.
Synonyms: Pracaxi oil is also known as Pentaclethra macroloba oil, or simply Pracaxi seed oil.
Botanical Names: The botanical name for the Pracaxi tree is Pentaclethra macroloba.
Growing Locations: The Pracaxi tree is native to the Amazon rainforest and can be found in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and other countries in South America.
Part of the Plant Used: Pracaxi oil is extracted from the seeds of the Pracaxi tree.
Chemical Composition: Pracaxi oil is composed mainly of fatty acids, including oleic, linoleic, palmitic, and stearic acids. It also contains behenic acid, which is a rare fatty acid that is not found in many other oils. Pracaxi oil also contains flavonoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds.