It is widely used as food and as of late there have been heated debates about its usefulness or harmfulness. What is certain is that it has been in use since the time when humans as a species began to make great strides towards progress. We owe a lot to wheat today. When wheat germinates, the benefits are manifold. Wheat germ contains about 700 times more magnesium, 12 times more phosphorus and five times more calcium than its seed. It is a treasure trove of vitamins, including vitamin E, which maintains the health and vitality of the skin.
When oil is cold pressed from sprouted wheat grain a precious elixir of youthful skin is obtained; it contains up to seven times more vitamin E than other oils. Vitamin E is one of the strongest antioxidants that protects us from the negative effects of free radicals. Vitamin E stimulates the process of fluid exchange, protects skin cells from damage, reduces wrinkles, deeply nourishes and regenerates the skin, and is especially beneficial for dry, thin, sensitive and chapped skin.
In addition to this vitamin, there are also vitamins A, D and B, phosphorus, zinc, iron, selenium and potassium, as well as essential fatty acids. Thanks to them, wheat germ oil prevents skin damage caused by negative external influences, it stimulates collagen production, softens the skin and gives it the necessary moisture. It effectively slows down the ageing process and smoothes out existing wrinkles.
Thanks to this oil, complexion will become even and the skin smooth and elastic; but that is not all. Wheat germ oil also helps with more serious disorders such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as with injuries such as burns and deep wounds. Wheat is the only cereal that contains carotene – provitamin A, and also vitamin D, so this oil is an excellent protection against the harmful effects of sunlight.
Just a few drops of oil will gently but effectively cleanse the face and remove excess sebum without clogging the pores. Wheat germ oil application is not only limited to the skin. It is also great for hair, especially dry hair which is prone to splitting, and it can also be taken orally. In that case it has a beneficial effect for the cardiovascular system – it prevents atherosclerosis and lowers the level of bad cholesterol in the blood. One of the ingredients of this oil is octacosanol, a primary fatty alcohol that improves physical endurance and strength and has a beneficial effect on the metabolism of fats, it reduces cholesterol production and prevents damage to arteries.
Wheat has been grown for almost 10,000 years and even Cleopatra used wheat germ oil. What casts a dark shadow on wheat today actually concerns processed wheat products, where the most valuable part is removed from its grain in an industrial process. Whole wheat grain, and especially wheat germ, are still an extremely healthy food and have been used in traditional and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. When it comes to wheat germ oil, what is extremely important is that it is obtained by the process of cold pressing, which is not an easy method. Hot extraction is much simpler and more lucrative, but its final product is devoid of any value.
Top quality cold-pressed wheat germ oil is one of the valuable ingredients in Devi balm: for skin regeneration and for the feet.
Devi balm for skin regeneration is used for daily skin care, but also for serious disorders – psoriasis, eczema and various types of dermatitis; it is extremely beneficial for scars, including those caused by acne and rosacea; it is used for dandruff, age spots and as prevention – to defend us from the harmful effects of sunlight.
Devi foot balm, in addition to softening and nourishing the skin of the feet and heels, also contains essential oils that prevent the appearance and spread of fungi, eliminate unpleasant odours and sweating.
Devi balm against stretch marks enhances skin elasticity, prevents the formation of stretch marks and smoothes out the existing ones. It moisturises the skin and creates a semi-permeable layer on its surface that prevents drying, increases flexibility and accelerates regeneration of damaged tissue.
Today it is much easier to find the perfect combination for skin care and recovery than it was in Cleopatra’s times. And when it comes to quality, Devi balms are an absolute guarantee that it is top notch.