What experts say about Moringa Oil
What Experts Say About Moringa Oil
Did you know that Moringa Oleifera, the moringa tree, can help prevent around 300 diseases that are known in the world? The moringa tree consists of seeds, fruits, stems, pods, bark, and roots and every single part of the moringa tree offers precious medicinal values. That’s why it would not be wrong to say that this is truly a “Miracle Tree.”
According to research, experts also called ‘Moringa Oleifera: A Food with Multiple Medicinal Uses’ (Anwar et al. 2007). Let’s explore further and see the benefits of moringa oil and what experts are saying about this miraculous plant?
- What is Moringa Oil?
Moringa oil is extracted from seeds of the most nutrient-rich tree on the planet called moringa. It is a great source of powerful antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are good for your body. The board-certified dermatologist Deanne Mraz Robinson says, ‘The oil is loaded with omega fatty acids and antioxidants, which have a variety of benefits to the skin from soothing irritation to reducing fine lines and wrinkles.’
Also, it is chock-full of moisture that works amazingly for hair, skin, and body. In addition, the moringa oil comprises monounsaturated fatty acids and oleic acids that can be a strong skin barrier which we will cover later. But essentially, it’s a multitasking oil that can give a lot of goodness to your body.
- Moringa benefits for your body
Moringa is extremely beneficial for the overall body, and it can help in reducing blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Also, it is great for maintaining and building muscles because it includes significantly more iron than the well-known spinach. You can incorporate it into your daily diet to increase your energy levels, and mental alertness and boost your metabolism.
Furthermore, it reduces the effects of stress on our health and body. According to nutritionist Cassandra Barns, 'Moringa is an excellent food for the immune system.’ You can use the moringa oil every day and benefit from its richness of iron and beta-carotene, which help with producing vitamin A in our body.
- Moringa benefits for your skin
Moringa oil is perfect for people who are facing skin issues because it boasts a significant amount of vitamin A, which is one of the most essential vitamins that are near-perfect for the skin. It encourages the skin cells to renew themselves at a rapid speed, limiting breakouts, pigmentation, blur blemishes, and providing a flawless complexion.
Dr. Kemi Fab, Director of the Joyful Skin Clinic, says, 'Moringa has natural antimicrobial properties that help to dampen down the bacteria-induced inflammation that ultimately results in breakouts.‘ These anti-inflammatory properties minimise breaks in the skin, calming the skin and providing a smoother surface of the skin. Due to its richness in Vitamin C and antioxidants, this nutrient-dense oil help in curbing the activity of free radicals, hence slowing down the process of ageing.
Also, moringa oil is ideal because it’s pretty much similar to the oil our skin produces naturally. It helps in balancing and nourishing all skin types. ‘Unlike other oils that sit on the surface of the skin and leave a greasy after-feel, moringa absorbs deep into the skin,’ explains Emily Cunningham, co-founder, and COO of Moringa Connect.
- Moringa benefits for your hair
Not only is moringa oil great for the skin and body, but it is also an ingredient that you should add to your hair care regimen. According to a master colourist at the Supernatural salon, ‘It's a powerhouse ingredient to apply to your hair because it has a large variety of rich minerals, including zinc (essential for healthy hair production) and antioxidants, to help boost keratin production. It helps restore strength, promote hair growth, and repair damage.’
Moreover, the moringa oil restores moisture levels and enhances the overall health of your hair. The experts use moringa oil a lot! As the founder of Rahua, Anna Ayers, says, ‘We use this powerful plant oil for its cleansing properties, to moisturise dry scalp, and to promote stronger hair.’