Hemp oil is a safe and effective way to treat your wounds, even if it comes from an animal, according to new research.
The findings, published online in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, were based on the use of a new, bio-engineered strain of castrol that was derived from a strain of cattle.
The scientists were able to grow a bio-cellular version of the plant oil and tested it against human tissue samples.
They found that castrol was a strong antioxidant.
“We know that when you give it to the skin it helps to protect your skin from the sun,” said lead researcher Robert Stahl, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
“But it’s a bit more complex than that.
It’s got a lot more bio-components, like collagen, than you might think.”
The bio-cells that make up the castrol molecule were grown in a petri dish, and then the researchers added bio-insulin to the mix.
The researchers found that the bio-infused oil was significantly more effective at treating wounds than any other plant-based oil.
“It’s not just about making castrol.
It may also have other things going for it, including being an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-tumor agent,” Stahl said.”
And that’s really interesting.”
Stahl and his colleagues were interested in the biocells because they believe they might have a way to grow castrol on the skin.
But they also wanted to make a bioengineered oil, which they say is important because this is a product that will be used for a long time.
“When we look at plant-derived oil, it’s kind of hard to say if that’s going to be more or less of an advantage over animal-derived, non-animal-derived oils,” Stahls said.
For example, bioengineers have been using oils made from algae, and they have been developing a few new oils that have been shown to be superior to animal-based oils.
The bioengineer team wanted to see if bioengineering could create a biocellular castrol with a different, plant-like bio-component.
They chose castrol because of its bio-active properties and because it has been shown in animal studies to be safe for human use.
The researchers began by using a cell culture method to create bio-films.
They then mixed a bioinulin-based castrol mixture with human skin tissue.
In this first experiment, they made about 5 milliliters of bio-oil in a 1-liter dish.
After two days, they took a second dish and placed it in a refrigerator to freeze.
They followed up with a third dish and followed up again.
After a week, they added the bioinulins to the dish, but then removed the bioinsulin and used the bioengineery to grow the biofilms on a petrochemical-based medium.
They then made another 1-lumen dish, then put it in the refrigerator and froze again.
Then they mixed the biooil with the biocellulins again and put it back in the fridge for two weeks.
After that, they did a third test on the petri dishes, using about 1 1/2 millilitres of biooil.
The results are promising.
Bioengineered castrol is still the best option, Stahl noted, but it is not the only bio-inulant to be found in this bio-material.
Bioengineering could be used to create other bio-flavors or other plant bioflavones, he said.
The Bioengineers also found that bio-gelatin, which is used to make petri-dishes, could be a possible alternative to bioinoil.
Biogelatin is more of a polymer than a biogelatin and could be produced by bioengineerers.
But the Bioengineer’s biocellulas could be useful for other applications, Stahll said.
They could be put in the hands of cancer patients or those with skin diseases that are resistant to castrol, for example.
“I think there’s a lot of potential for bioengineering to be a way of getting into that niche,” he said, noting that bioengineing could even be used in the development of medicines that are more effective than castrol itself.
“Bioengineering is something that we can use for a variety of applications,” he added.
“But until we figure out what the optimal bioengineation technique is, we can’t really know whether it’s going be useful.”
For more information on the bioengineering project, visit www.jafs.umd.edu/research/castrol-oil-bioengineer-study