Moringa is a plant that has been around for thousands of years and is often called “Miracle Tree” and “Tree of Life”. This tree is native to areas such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Leaves, fruit, seeds, flowers, bark, and the roots can be used for medicinal use.
Moringa is an important food source in certain parts of the world because it can be easily grown and is drought resistant. This is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to help fight malnutrition. The young pods can be prepared and eaten similar to green beans, while the more mature pods can be prepared like peas or roasted. The leaves can be cooked or powdered down to use as a condiment.
What Is Moringa Oil?
Moringa oil is an essential oil that comes from the moringa oleifera tree. This tree is packed with nutrients and the oil is usually acquired through a cold-pressing process. This plant is packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals that work together to promote healthy smooth skin and hair.
Now that you have an idea what moringa oil is, let’s dive into the benefits!
Nutrients may Include:
- vitamin A
- vitamin B1, B2, B3
- vitamin C
- and more!
The Benefits of Moringa Oil
Containing 90 different types of nutrients, 46 antioxidants, and 36 anti-inflammatory agents. It is very nourishing to the skin and can help slow down the aging process. When you first see organic moringa oil, the look and smell might turn you off. Not to worry! The yellow color will not stain your skin or hair, but your body will absorb it, and the earthy smell will fade in a few minutes.
- fights against aging
- fights acne, black heads and dark spots
- natural glow
- antiseptic and anti-inflammatory for cuts, burns and rashes
As moringa oil becomes more popular in the Western part of the world, people especially in tropical climates will use it to keep their skin looking healthy and radiant.
Hair Care Benefits
This oil can be very beneficial for your hair! It helps fight against free radicals while keeping it clean. Applying to the scalp delivers moisture which helps nourish and protect the scalp.
- moisturizing scalp
- fights against dandruff and split ends
- improve shine and luster of hair