Argan oil: which benefits on cardiovascular diseases?

Auteur(s) :
Cherki M., Berrougui H., Drissi A., Adlouni A., Khalil A.
Date :
Mar, 2006
Source(s) :
PHARMACOL RES. #54:1 p1-5
Adresse :
Laboratory of Oxidative Stress and Atherosclerosis, Research Centre on Aging, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Que., Canada; Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Lipoproteines et L'atherosclerose, Faculte des Sciences Ben M'sik, Casablanca, Morocco.

Sommaire de l'article

The argan oil, extracted from argan-tree fruits, has been known for its various pharmacological properties and used as a natural remedy since several centuries. In this review, we present a summary of the results obtained from a survey of the literature on argan oil.

Various studies conducted in vitro or on human and animal models suggest that argan oil could play a beneficial role in cardiovascular diseases prevention and its consumption could protect against atherosclerosis and cancer via a variety of biological mechanisms.

Argan oil reduces cardiovascular risk and may be used as anti-atherogenic oil.

Source : Pubmed