Tea (Camellia sinensis O. Kuntze) Seed Oil and Health Properties

Fatih Seyis, Emine Yurteri, Aysel Ozcan


Tea Oil has a mild fragrant flavor that goes with anything. It’s not a heavy oil like Olive Oil, but thinner – more like almond oil. If the taste or “oiliness” of olive oil overpowers your food. Along with its mild taste and pleasant tea-like aroma, this oil touts impressive health benefits. Tea seed oil has a high smoke point, contains more monounsaturated fatty acids than olive oil, contains fewer saturated fatty acids than olive oil, contains high levels of Vitamin E, polyphenol antioxidants and both Omegas 3 and 6, but has less Omega 6 and Polyunsaturated Fats than olive oil. Health Benefits of tea seed oil are: it can be applied topically and consumed internally to obtain its health benefits, camellia oil can be used for skin, hair, has anti-cancer effects, effects boost immunity and reduces oxidative stress. Camellia oil is used for a variety of other purposes, for example for cooking, as machinery lubricant, as ingredient in beauty products like night creams, salves, in hair care products and perfumes and is used to coat iron products to prevent rusting.

Keywords: tea, seed oil, health

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-3-11

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