Moringa Oil Benefits

Moringa Oil or Ben oil is obtained by pressing the seeds of the Moringa oilefera tree. The Moringa seeds yield 38–40% edible oil (called ben oil, from the high concentration of behenic acid contained in the oil) that can be used in cooking, cosmetics, and lubrication…

Traditionally used for cooking and in other food preparations. Moringa oil has tremendous cosmetic value and is used in body and hair care as a moisturizer and skin conditioner. It can be used for perfume base as a fuel and for oiling machinery. Moringa oil can also be used to produce soap

Moringa oil is light and spreads easily on the skin. It is best for massage and aromatherapy applications.
Moringa oil is used in the following range of cosmetic products.

Anti aging, wrinkle creams
Hair care products
Soaps and Liquid body wash
Aromatherapy oils
Massage Oil
Face creams
Perfumes and Deoderant

Moringa Oil For Healthier Cooking

Moringa oil is a great alternative in recipes that needs a nutty flavor. It is also a healthier choice to put in stir fry dishes and marinades. You can also use it as dressing for salads and vegetables.

However, even if moringa oil can be used as cooking oil, it is not recommended for daily use because of the high demand and low production.

Moringa oil is one of the most exotic and highly searched for oil’s around the world.

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Moringa oil is very long lasting oil with a shelf life of up to 5 years.
moringa oilApparently most Moringa Oil is NOT the real stuff. Therefore buyer beware. Moringa oil is 20 times the cost of vegetable oil so the motivation is definitely there for diluting the oil with something cheaper.

Moringa oil has nourishing and emollient properties giving it benefits for use in skin and hair care products. Moringa oil is useful in lifting dirt out of the hair and is an efficient natural cleanser. By simply wetting the hair, massaging the oil into the scalp and rinsing can effectively clean and moisturize the scalp.

The Moringa oil does not become rancid for several years after it is produced.

moringa oilMoringa oil is a concentrated source of food energy. Small amounts of Moringa oil added to the diet of young children can provide them with a more varied and nutritious diet. Moringa oil is rich in vitamins A and C and unsaturated fatty acids. Moringa oil contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help heal minor skin complaints such as cuts, bruises, burns, insect bites, rashes and scrapes quickly. Its use can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, who placed vases filled with moringa oil inside their tombs.

Moringa oil is among the most wanted oils to produce skin care products and cosmetics, because of its various antioxidants and skinrejuvenating qualities. These antioxidants do wonders for aging and skins lucking nutrients.

With an great amount of oleic acid content of 72%, Moringa oil penetrates very deep into the skin, bringing the necessary nutrients to the skin and hair, helping it to retain moisture. Moringa oil can be used to increase the health and strength of the hair and scalp.

So one of the greatest advantages of moringa oil, is skin care and rejuvenation, stronger and healthier hair. Although there are new and innovative ways to reduce wrinkles and restore vitality to the skin, the secret to youthful skin lies in keeping a healthy living environment for skin cells to live, and Moringa oil can do this very well.

To enjoy the wonderful benefits of moringa on skin, simply apply moringa oil and lightly massage on skin. Leave it on for several minutes so the skin would be nourished with the vitamins and minerals present in moringa.

Moringa oil can also be applied in the production of expensive and natural perfumes and fragrances.Moringa oil’s high oleic level, combined with its enduring shelf life, make it a popular choice for traditional perfume production.

Perfume makers value moringa oil because it has the ability to absorb and retain even the most volatile scents. It has been used in enfleurage, a process that uses solid, odorless fats to capture the fragrances of delicate plants and flowers. Enfleurage is a traditional method of extracting essential oils from these plants, although it is time-consuming and expensive. Moringa, however, is one of the choice oils for perfume manufacturers that still employ the enfleurage process.

Because Moringa oil contains powerful antioxidants, can also be used and included in soaps, shampoos, body washes and skin scrubs. Moringa oil absorbs rapidly into the skin, making it is a good choice for beauty products that are rinsed off the skin, such as soaps and shampoos.

Moringa oil is one of the most exotic and highly searched for oil’s around the world.

As awareness arises about moringa you are starting to see it listed in high end cosmetics as an ingredient to help slow the signs of aging and moisturize. Before you buy, take a look at the rest of the ingredients and the company itself to determine if the moringa contained within will actually be beneficial to you and good for the planet.

Same story for all moringa products is valid. Before you buy a moringa supplement, make sure you do your due diligence on the manufacturer and where they source their moringa from and any other ingredients.

Seeds (Fig. 10) can be extracted and eaten as “peas” (boiled or fried) when still green. The dry seeds are apparently not used for human consumption, perhaps because the bitter coating becomes hardened.

moringa oilFootsteps for home made Moringa oil extraction process: The mature Moringa seed is about 40% oil. Moringa oil is of excellent quality (73% oleic acid, similar to olive oil) for cooking.

Moringa Seeds from mature pods should be roasted, mashed and placed in boiling water for 5 minutes. After straining and sitting overnight, the moringa oil floats to the surface.

“Moringa seed has a fairly soft kernel, so the oil can be extracted by hand using a screw press (also known as a “spindle” or “bridge” press). The seed is first crushed, 10% by volume of water is added, followed by gentle heating over a low fire for 10-15 minutes, taking care not to burn the seed. One such test yielded 2.6 liters of oil from 11 kg of kernels. Once the best processing conditions are worked out, an extraction efficiency of 65% could probably be expected.”

BIOMASA also researched moringa seed oil extraction. Fuglie states in his report, “Nikolaus Foidl designed a motorized moringa seed de-huller with a built-in blower to separate out the chaff. The de-hulling part of the machine consists of two revolving rubber plates slightly oval in shape. Seed is run through 3 times, with the space between the plates diminished slightly each time (smaller seed not de-hulled the first time will be de-hulled the 2nd or 3rd time).

Foidl suggests that a screw press made of simple iron may be better suited for moringa oil extraction than one made of steel. Chromium and nickel in steel may react with the oil at high temperatures and lower oil quality. Fuglie continues, “Following extraction, moringa oil should be filtered (through cheese cloth or coffee filter). This will remove the protein content upon which bacteria feed. Viscosity of oil can be improved by heating it to 40-50 C before filtering.”

“At Church World Service in Senegal, one oil extraction trial used kernels that had been de-hulled three months earlier. The oil promptly separated into a milky wax and liquid. According to Foidl, this was probably due to the rapid deterioration in the stored kernels of the anti-oxidant tocopheral acetate (vitamin E). A few (1-5) drops per liter of the essential oil of sage, rosemary or mint (or a twig of the latter), [all] excellent antioxidants, can be added to moringa oil to stabilize it. (Trials can be done to determine at what point the taste of the sage or rosemary oil becomes noticeable.)”

The seedcake left over after the oil extraction process has several uses. It can be used as soil fertilizer or in the treatment of turbid water (see below). It is being researched as an animal feed, but has a bitter taste and contains anti-nutritional factors (glucosinolates, haemagglutinins, alkaloids and a saponin). We have read that in order to remove the bitter taste and anti-nutritional factors, you can soak the seedcake in water for 20 to 30 minutes, then sieve it to recover the residue. We do not know of feeding trials that were done in the field to test this method.

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Nutritional Benefits of Moringa

Moringa is a good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, E and minerals Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium and what’s more…

• Moringa could be helpful as part of your diet plan. That’s because Moringa is very high in fibre, and high fibre foods help you to feel fuller for longer, so you’re less inclined to over-eat.
• Adding Moringa to your diet will contribute to your recommended daily fibre intake. 10g of Moringa will provide you with about 4.92g of fibre.
• The Calcium in Moringa contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.
• When we’re full of energy and life, we are also more likely to be active and exercise. To lose weight exercise is key factor, and vitamins B2, B3, as well as Magnesium, and Iron in moringa contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
• Moringa is also a good source of protein and protein contributes to both a growth in muscle mass and to the maintenance of muscle mass, while potassium contributes to normal muscle function.
• The vitamins and minerals in moringa powder including vitamins , B2 and B3 contribute the maintenance of normal skin.
• Antioxidants found in moringa, such as vitamins B2, and E contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
• The vitamins and minerals in Moringa powder are important for our overall health. Calcium is needed for maintenance of normal teeth, while Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth and bones.
• Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium contribute to normal muscle function, and vitamin B1 contributes to the normal function of the heart.
• Potassium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure, Vitamin B2 contributes to maintenance of normal red blood cells and Iron contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin.
• Iron also contributes to normal oxygen transport in the body. Vitamins B2 contribute to normal metabolism of Iron.
• For our mental health, Vitamins B1, B3 and B12 contribute to normal psychological function. Iron to normal cognitive function, and Calcium contributes to normal neurotransmission.
• Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 and Potassium support the normal function of the nervous system, and Iron, B6, and B12 contribute to the normal function of the immune system.
• Moringa Powder is produced naturally without chemical pesticides or fertilisers.
Suggested Use: add 1-2 heaped teaspoons of Moringa Powder to smoothies, juices or water.
Moringa Oleifera
Moringa Oleifera, commonly referred to simply as Moringa, is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. Moringa is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. Moringa is considered by many to be nature’s most giving plant. Chock full of nutrients, anti-oxidants, and a vital protein, Moringa is possibly the most amazing botanical ever studied.
Known as the Tree of Life, Moringa Oleifera is one of nature’s most wholesome foods. Moringa leaf powder contains more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants, as well as all 8 essential amino acids. It is rich in flavonoids including quercetin, kaempferol, beta‐sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and zeatin.
Moringa has an amazing range of medicinal uses because of its high nutritional value. Most parts of the Moringa plant contain a profile of important minerals and are an excellent source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its compelling water purifying powers and high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value.
Moringa grows in over 82 countries and is known by over 200 different names. It is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on earth. It is recognized throughout the world as an amazing source of nutrition by The National Geographic Society, The National Science Foundation, and The United Nations World Food Program. Hundreds of charity organizations around the world have based their entire nutrition programs and sustainability programs around Moringa Oleifera.
Amazingly, Moringa Oleifera is referenced in over 300 folk medicine remedies. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seeds, bark, fruits, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities. Moringa Oleifera is being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine, particularly in South Asia.
The ayurvedic medicine of India has many uses for the Moringa tree, including a natural antibiotic, an aid in childbirth, treatment of liver disorders, and many other uses. Siddha medicine holds that the leaves are full of medicinal properties. A common name given to the Moringa tree in Indian culture is ‘Mother’s Best Friend’. Moringa seed is used as a sexual virility drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men and also in women for prolonging sexual activity.
Also known as the Malunggay tree, Moringa Oleifera is recognized for its rich nutrients, proteins and vitamins. Moringa Oleifera is rich with Vitamin A, which is important for the development of eyes from growing children, and contains high levels of calcium, important for brain and skeletal health.
Today the Moringa Oleifera tree can be found cultivated across Asia, Africa and South America. Countless products are made from the various parts of the Moringa plant, including the leaves, seeds, roots, and bark. Vitamin capsules for nutritional food supplements, teas, shampoos, soaps, skin care products, and perfumes are just a few of the many products that use Moringa as an active ingredient. Moringa seed cake is also used for water purification where industrial water treatment is unavailable. Moringa’s many benefits are continuing to grow as the plant continues to rise in popularity and further research is conducted.

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Moringa Oleifera Kills 93% of Lung Cancer Cells in Vitro

Researchers have just discovered that a cold-water extract of moringa tree leaves kills up to 93% of human lung cancer cells (A549) in vitro after 48 hours, and also strongly inhibited their ability to grow and spread (stopping them from metastasizing).

And after seven days, the moringa extract had actually wiped out virtually 100% of the lung cancer cell colonies. Researchers in this study also found the extract killed breast cancer and skin cancer cells, while other studies have shown moringa’s ability to suppress ovarian, colon, and liver cancer as well as myeloma and melanoma.

Moringa tree, also called the “miracle tree,” has been used for centuries in traditional and Ayurvedic medicine due to its many health benefits as an immune-booster, antifungal, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-diabetes, pain and fever reducer and even relief from asthma. In fact, it was even used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans!

Latest research has also uncovered potent anti-diabetes activity of this super-herb, which improved blood sugar profiles in diabetic rats and — amazingly — actually seemed to repair damaged insulin-producing cell islets on the diabetic rats’ pancreas tissue. If you can’t get it fresh, moringa pills are widely available, as well as new moringa juice products, Source:

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