Moringa Oleifera: the "miracle tree"
- Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) is a tree native to India, and cultivated in tropical areas of the world.
- It is considered the “miracle tree”, because all its parts (leaves, flowers, fruits, wood and seeds) are used mainly for their pharmacological and nutritional properties.
- The crushed seeds are known for their very high capacity to purify drinking water.
- The leaves of the tree are so nutrient dense they are an integral part of the WHO and FAO programs for feeding the poor in indigent countries.
- In Ayurveda the moringa tree and its parts are used to treat over 300 ailments.
Moringa oil benefits
- Moringa oil is very penetrating (contains 72% oleic acid, a known penetration enhancer) and drives nutrients deep into the skin because of it's similarity to sebum oil. This makes it recognizable by our body.
- Extremely high in antioxidants such as gamma tocopherol.
- One of the most stable oils because it never goes rancid – used as a lubricant in watches.
- It’s built in antioxidants prevent it from oxidizing.
- High in anti-inflammatories (polyphenols, flavonoids).
- Antimicrobial: Tested against multiple bacteria:
1. Bacteria on the face increases aging of the skin.
2. Bacteria in wrinkles makes them more pronounced by causing inflammation, and making them more visible.