Our bodies can greatly benefit from moringa (malunggay), including our skin.
What is malunggay / moringa? I heard it’s a superfood.
To say that malunggay is a superfood would be accurate, as it contains more than 90 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants.
Also called moringa oleifera, malunggay is a tropical tree of Indian origin that is also found in Asia, Africa, and South America.
Traditional and Ayurvedic medicine have known about Moringa’s healing and antiseptic properties for centuries. Medicine can be made using the Moringa tree’s various parts: its bark, roots, sap, leaves, blossoms, and seeds.
For this reason, moringa is called “the miracle tree” because of its powerful healing benefits.
What are the nutrient benefits of moringa?
Moringa is one of the world’s most nutritious green vegetables. Its tiny leaves contain more nutrients than other popular food sources.
Moringa has 7 times the amount of vitamin C in oranges, 4 times the amount vitamin A in carrots, 4 times the amount of calcium found in milk, 3 times the amount of potassium in bananas, and twice the amount of protein in yogurt.
These vitamins are not just great for nourishing the skin from the inside-out. Your overall health benefits as well.
In medicine and personal care, moringa can also be used topically as an oil.
Where is moringa oil derived from?
Moringa oil is derived from the seeds of the Moringa tree. It is high in fatty acids like behenic and oleic acid, proteins, flavonoids, and Vitamins A, C, and E.
Is moringa oil good for the face?
Yes! As a facial oil, you’ll see facial lines and sunspots fade, making way for fresher, more radiant skin, while overall skin becomes more nourished and protected against dryness, irritation, and discomfort.
How about moringa oil benefits for the body?
Because it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, moringa oil relieves itchy skin and addresses minor skin complaints, from insect bites and rashes to cuts, burns, and bruises.
Light, regular application can also lessen keloid scars and keratosis pilaris (also known as chicken skin – dry, rough bumpy patches of skin that form around hair follicles).
I have a sensitive skin condition. Will moringa oil help me?
Moringa oil is especially good for dry, sensitive skin! Because it is highly emollient, it is great for people who have skin issues such as rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema.
Applied gently on skin, especially after a bath, it moisturizes deeply, soothing and helping the skin restore its protective barrier.
It can be used on nail cuticles, hands, arms and feet, and problem areas like dry elbows or cracked heels.
How about moringa oil for the hair?
Moringa oil penetrates and reinforces hair follicles at the roots, promoting hair regrowth and protecting against further hair loss.
It also restores moisture and softness to thin, brittle hair that suffers from the effects of hair coloring and heat from heavy hair styling.
It is ideal for regular scalp care, because it helps the body repair hair at the roots. Massaged into the hair shaft, hair ends, and scalp, it is absorbed quickly, infusing vitamins and minerals, minimizing itch and dandruff caused by scalp irritation.
In sum, what are the 5 benefits of moringa for the skin?
Here they are!
- Removes fine lines and wrinkles
- Keeps skin soft, smooth, and moisturized
- Helps with dry, rough skin conditions
- Helps treat cuts, bruises and burns
- Reduces blemishes
Enjoy the nourishing effects of Moringa, combined with the potency of Olive Oil and Omega (Sunflower) Oil. Use Moringa-O² Herbal Hair, Scalp & Skin Therapy Oil.