Moringa Can Greatly Benefit Your Skin and Hair
Moringa seeds can be used to develop some high-quality oils, cleansers and shampoos. The nutrients found in the plant have a number of extraordinary benefits for the skin and hair, so it may make sense to harness them in these types of oils and products.
Moringa oleifera (MO) is an edible plant cultivated worldwide. The leaves and seed pods are consumed as food. Extracts from its leaves, bark, seed pods, and pulp are also used in a variety of folk medicine treatments, either given by mouth or as a topical agent applied to the skin. Human data are lacking.
Here are a few of some of the reported benefits for the hair and skin:
• Anti-aging properties. Moringa has extremely high levels of antioxidants packed into the plant, which makes it an outstanding anti-aging tool. The antioxidants in Moringa oils have been reported to help to remove wrinkles and prevent sagging skin in the face. These antioxidants work to slow the activity of free radicals, which lead to aging skin conditions.
• Natural skin glow. Oil made from moringa helps to fight skin fatigue and oil secretion in the skin, and can also help to counter some of the negative effects that exposure to pollution over years can have on the skin. It has been reported to work as a sort of natural skin purifier, helping it to achieve the sort of natural glow you associate with movie stars.
• Fighting acne and skin spots. Moringa oil has been reported to help to remove spots and black heads from your skin, which improves the skin’s overall appearance.
• Treating cuts, rashes and burns. The anti-inflammatory properties found in moringa oil help to provide relief from small burns, rashes and cuts. You can also use it to help heal certain types of insect bites.
• Moisturizes the scalp. When used in hair products, moringa oil essentially acts as a massage oil for your scalp. After you wet your hair, all you need to do is massage some of the oil into your scalp gently, and it will reach down to the roots and act as a moisturizer. If you struggle with a dry scalp, this can be particularly helpful.
• Strengthens hair. It has been reported that regular use of moringa oil in the hair can truly strengthen it because of how it delivers important vitamins and minerals into the hair follicles. It essentially rejuvenates your hair from its very roots.
Moringa leaves are POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth and used appropriately. The fruit and seeds might be safe when eaten as food. However, it’s important to avoid eating the root and its extracts. Although Moringa oleifera leaves are a part of the diet in some regions of the world, lab studies have indicated that parts of the plant, especially the bark and the pulp, may be harmful in large doses.
For more information about the hair and skin benefits associated with moringa, contact us today at Dead Sea Moringa.
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Resource Material: Rathi BS, Bodhankar SL, Baheti AM. Evaluation of aqueous leaves extract of Moringa oleifera Linn for wound healing in albino rats. Indian J Exp Biol. Nov 2006;44(11):898-901.
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Why do we believe in Moringa?
At Dead Sea Moringa, we are committed to humanitarian aid projects throughout the world, in part because moringa has been shown to curb malnutrition in as little as three months, making it a powerful tool in the fight against malnutrition worldwide. To that end, we have partnered with Trees for the Future to plant moringa trees in over 19 countries where hunger and undernourishment are claiming hundreds of thousands of victims.
Through our Buy One Get One Tree campaign, Dead Sea Moringa fights malnutrition by planting one moringa tree for every bottle sold!