Moringa Oleifera (M. oleifera) is a fast-growing tree that is found in a band of countries circling the globe! It is believed to have originated in India, and has been used in ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. The moringa tree is also widely found in Africa, China, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and Central and South America.
Moringa is a sustainable plant that grows fast, even in drought, and is a water purifier. It is also known as the “Miracle Tree”. All parts of the moringa tree, the pods, leaves, seeds, flowers and roots, are edible and are beneficial to the environment. Even the bark is used in traditional medicines. Moringa Oil is obtained from the seeds inside the drumstick-shaped pods that hang from its branches. The seeds are harvested when dry, and then shelled and cold-pressed into oil. Cold-pressing is done at lower temperatures, ensuring that the potency of all the moringa seed’s nutrients are preserved.
This prized oil has been recorded throughout history as a powerful medicinal plant. Ancient Romans and Greeks extracted the oil from the seeds and used in perfumes, skin ointments and lotions, and the Egyptians used this precious oil to make skin protectants against the brutal heat and sun of their desert climate.
Today, moringa oil is highly valued for skincare products and cosmetics, and exceeds the benefits of olive and argan oils for its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, as well as its potency of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. It assists in rebuilding collagen in the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and gives the skin a supple, firm, glowing look! All skin types will benefit from the use of moringa oil, even for people with acne-prone skin and dermatitis! This lightweight oil does not clog pores that cause pimples and blackheads to form, while reducing inflammation and nutrition to the skin. Moringa oil is also effective for relieving cuts, burns, rashes and insect bites.
Moringa oil is ideal for treating conditions of the hair and scalp. It’s high levels of oleic acid, as well as Vitamins C & E, promote circulation and is anti-inflammatory to the scalp, relieving conditions like dandruff, strengthening the hair follicle and assisting in hair growth, strength and improved condition. As a hair oil, it softens hair, moisturizes and protects against the harsh effects of the environment. Moringa oil can be used along, or in combination with a carrier oil, such as jojoba, coconut or olive oil when used as a hair application.
Besides its effectiveness on skin and hair, Moringa oil is a powerhouse of nutrients that supercharges your overall wellness. It is known for detoxing the body, boosting the immune system, boosting energy and stamina, lowering blood sugar and lipids in the blood, enhancing sexual performance, balancing hormones, increasing breast milk production, and slowing the aging process. Moringa can be taken daily as a nutritional superfood. It can be added to almost any food, even shaken over your food before eating, just like you would shake salt and pepper. Here are other ways to add moringa powder or oil to your diet:
When choosing Moringa oil, there are many factors to consider.
When you do your research, be aware of who you are dealing with! Take a look at the company information. What do you know about their mission and core values? Do you feel valued as a customer? Do you have access to assistance when you are choosing your supplements or have questions? Do you have a no-questions-asked full guarantee on their products? The answers to these questions will do a lot to tell you if the company wants you to have the very best Moringa oil, and the very best customer experience!
Here are just a few recipes found on Pinterest for ways to use Moringa Oil:
Add all to blender, and blend thoroughly until smooth.
Makes 2 12-oz servings
Combine avocado, onion and tomato, and mix thoroughly.
Add Moringa oil
Add lime juice
Add salt and pepper to taste
Mix together to blend well
You can even used Moringa as a face mask! Here’s how!
Measure the water, honey and moringa oil into a small dish. Add kaolin clay one tsp at a time until you have a thick, creamy paste. Spread the mask over your face and let dry for approximately 20 minutes. Rinse off. This mask will brighten, refresh and revitalize your face!
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