Ramtil oil is used mainly in cooking but also for lighting. In India it is pressed from the seed of Guizotia oleifera of the family Asteraceae. A very similar oil is made in Africa from G. abyssinica. The oil is used as an extender for sesame oil, which is resembles, as well as for making soap, in addition to its role as an illuminant.
- ↑ B.L. Axtell from research by R.M. Fairman (1992). "Noog abyssinia". Minor oil crops. FAO. http://www.fao.org/docrep/X5043E/x5043E0a.htm. Retrieved 2006-11-17.
- ↑ E.A. Weiss (1983). Oilseed Crops. Longman. pp. 486-508.