A Miracle Health and Beauty Product Everyone Should Try

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A Miracle Health and Beauty Product Everyone Should Try

Most people use Malunggay leaves as an important ingredient to some delectable Filipino dishes such as ginisang monggoor tinola. However, Malunggay leaves can also be used for other purposes aside from enhancing your usual savoury dishes. For one thing, there are Malunggay oil products in the Philippines that you can use as part of your beauty regimen.

Where does Malunggay come from?

Malunggay comes from the Moringa oleifera plant. In some areas, Malunggay or the Moringa oleifera plant is also known as the Ben oil tree, miracle tree, or horseradish tree. This plant has been around for several centuries and used for its health and medicinal benefits.
The moringa tree is a native to the Himalayan region as well as in Asian countries like India, Thailand, the Philippines, and some parts of Africa and South America. It also grows and thrives fast even in intolerable environment and weather. Aside from its medicinal properties, moringa is also used in some countries as a major source of machinery lubricant and fuel.

Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians use moringa oil, which is derived from the Moringa oleifera plant, to make perfume and various beauty products. The oil is also used ointments to help protect the skin against the harsh desert environment. Indeed, this miracle tree has served people for thousands of years ago.

What’s in Malunggay?

Moringa is a healthy and nutritious ingredient. No wonder the leaves are often added in various dishes and even pastries. Moringa is rich in various vitamins and minerals, including:

    • Vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and C (ascorbic acid)
    • Calcium
    • Potassium
    • Magnesium
    • Iron
    • Zinc
    • Phosphorus
    • Folate

Malunggayis also said to be effective in increasing breast milk supply for lactating moms. Aside from that, Malunggay contains no cholesterol and is low in fat. It can also help in improving skin, hair, and scalp health.

Benefits of Moringa oil

As mentioned, moringa oil has several health and beauty benefits, thanks to its nutrient and vitamin content. Among these said benefits include the following:

  1. Alleviates dry skin

Applying moringa oil can help soften and moisturize dry skin. You can also apply moringa oil on your lips to make it more moisturized and plump. It can even help in treating skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

  1. Lessens the presence of skin aging

Moringa oil can help in rejuvenating aging skin thanks to its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants fight free radicals that cause skin damage and premature skin wrinkling and sagging. Its vitamin C component also helps in stabilizing collagen and improve your skin.

  1. Helps in healing skin problems

Moringa oil also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that aid in healing minor cuts and bruises as well as rashes, insect bites, sunburns, and other skin infections. Aside from that, it can help clear up your pimples, blackheads, and dark spots.

A word of advice

While moringa oil has tons of benefits on our overall health, it is best to consult a medical expert first before trying beauty and health products. Nevertheless, there is no denying how effective moringa oil can be in terms of health and beauty maintenance.

Caitlyn Knuth

This is Caitlyn Knuth from Vancouver, Canada. I am a teacher, traveler, and story writer.

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