What Is the Function of Liquid Paraffin?

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Liquid paraffin is used therapeutically in the treatment of arthritis, joint stiffness among other motion problems. The oil is also used as a laxative for people suffering from chronic constipation. Paraffin is used in the cosmetic industry as an ingredient in lotions.
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What Are the Functions of Liquid Paraffin?
Liquid paraffin is a highly refined white mineral oil that is white, odorless, tasteless and waxy. Absolute Astronomy reports that food-grade paraffin wax--the solid form of paraffin--is used to coat fruit to give it a shiny appearance. Paraffin is... More »
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Liquid paraffin is a highly refined white mineral oil that is white, odorless, tasteless and waxy. Paraffin is edible but nondigestible, as it passes through the body without breaking down. Paraffin baths are a therapeutic treatment for people with arthritis, range of motion issues, sprains, joint stiffness and chronic pain and is used as a laxative for people with chronic constipation.
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