The Moringa tree is a thin tree with long branches that can grow up to 10m. It is grown in the tropical regions of Africa and India as a multipurpose food tree. Over seventy cultivated varieties have been developed in India. Average life span of a Moringa plant ranges between 30-40 years. Some variety of Moringa plant can start bearing fruits at the first year of its lifespan with flowers appearing after 8 months of cultivating. The flowers are small, yellow-white, sweetly fragrant and clustered. The flowers and buds are edible, but act as a diuretic in large amounts. Fruits are very long, slender pod containing round, edible seeds. The dried mature seeds are dark brown, round, with white wings and contain of 38-40% oil.
Here are reasons why you should consider adding Moringa to your everyday routine:
- Protects Skin
Moringa oil has a combination of fatty acids that are essential to the synthesis and maintenance of cell membranes within the layer of the skin that act as barrier to the environment. Research has proven that the fatty acids present in Moringa oil also have lubricant and anti-inflammatory qualities, which will help in restoring the natural oils of the skin while protecting the skin from damage caused by the environment.
- Repairs damaged Skin
Skin can be damaged by pollution. A wide range of pollutants exists in our environment. These pollutants penetrate the inner layers of the epidermis and affect the skin's structure and integrity. The pollutants and dust particles slowly deplete the skin of antioxidants and leave the skin feeling dry. Moringa oil’s fatty acids profile shows that it is rich in oleic acid and antioxidants that restore and protect the skin. The content of oleic acid also ensures that the skin remains hydrated even when exposed to pollution.
- Act as anti-aging Oil
Moringa oil has the best anti-aging properties. Antioxidants present in Moringa oil help in fighting the activity of free radicals, hence slowing down the process of aging. It also removes wrinkles on the skin.
- Provides relief from pain and helps in relaxation
Bathing with water mixed with two drops Moringa oil will relieve stress, cleanse your body, give mental peace and remove fatigue. Massaging your body with just four drops of Moringa oil blended with almond oil helps in alleviating pain and inflammation in joints since it contains anti-inflammatory properties.
- It provides nourishment for dry skin
Moringa oil helps in softening dry skin and maintaining moisture in the skin surface. It fights complications like dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Moringa oil is also perfect for conditioning dry lips. Studies have shown that it can also protect against sun burn.
Moringa oil contains a wide range of medicinal and therapeutic properties. This is the reason why it is the most sought after oil in the beauty industry for its anti-aging, healing, and beautifying effects. Moringa oil also doesn’t appear to have any proven side effects for usage on the skin.