Wheat-germ Oil

(USAN, rINN)
Synonyms: Búzacsíraolaj; Germes de blé, huile de; Kviečiu gemalu aliejus; Oleum Tritici Germinis; Pšeničný olej; Tritici aestivi oleum; Tritici Oleum; Vehnänalkioöljy; Vetegroddolja.
Cyrillic synonym: Масло Пшеничных Зародышей.

💊 Chemical information

CAS — 8006-95-9.

Pharmacopoeias.

Eur. includes Wheat-germ Oil, Refined, and Wheat-germ Oil, Virgin.

Ph. Eur. 6.2 (Wheat-germ Oil, Refined; Tritici Aestivi Oleum Raffinatum). The fatty oil obtained from the germ of the grain of Triticum aestivum by cold expression or by other suitable mechanical means and/or by extraction. It is then refined. A suitable antoxidant may be added. A clear, light yellow liquid. Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol; miscible with light petroleum at 40° to 60°. Relative density about 0.925. Store in an airtight container. Protect from light.

Ph. Eur. 6.2 (Wheat-germ Oil, Virgin; Tritici Aestivi Oleum Virginale). The fatty oil obtained from the germ of the grain of Triticum aestivum by cold expression or other suitable mechanical means. A clear, light yellow or golden-yellow liquid. Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol; miscible with light petroleum at 40° to 60°. Relative density about 0.925. Store in an airtight container. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Wheat-germ oil is a rich source of vitamin E. It is included in dietary supplements and in preparations for lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Braz.: Gamaline-V; Fr.: Bio-Selenium; Phytophanere; Indon.: Eviprostat; Ital.: Babigoz Crema Protettiva; Babysteril; Ottovis; Jpn: Eviprostat; Singapore: Eviprostat; Switz.: Sanhelios Capsules a la vitamine A†; UK: No-Sor Nose Balm.
Published May 08, 2019.