Pracaxi oil has a very impressive content of behenic acid to help iron out wrinkles. Pracaxi oil is very moisturizing and used in improving skin tone and to help prevent hair loss. It is known to be an excellent oil to use during pregnancy to help retain elasticity, pracaxi oil also conditions the hair making it easier to comb and also helps to promote shine.
Due to the antibacterial/antifungal properties, pracaxi oil is used in helping to treat skin depigmentation/acne scars/eczema. Traditional use in Brazil includes soaking the bark of the stem on snake/scorpion bites.