There are many natural wonders in the world that can benefit our health and wellness in many ways, without us even knowing it. Thankfully, researchers are constantly finding out innovative methods to make use of these gifts of nature. One such natural wonder is the moringa oleifera plant, also known as malunggay. In the personal care industry it is already being used in skincare products and even in hair loss shampoos, a practice which dates to early traditional health and beauty customs in the Philippines and other places of South Asia, to which the plant is endemic.
Being abundant in the tropics, this fast-growing plant is hardy and resistant to the elements. As such, it has become a very useful resource, across a range of remedies and uses.
The Miracle Tree
Moringa has been called the miracle tree because of the array of benefits that it provides for the body. Before it was used in the field of beauty, the plant had already been discovered as a great natural medicine. Its properties contributed to great strides in anti-depression, anti-inflammation, and anti-viral natural supplements. It is also effective against fungus, making it a combatant against skin problems and infections.
It is also already being used in scientific research and supplemental treatments for diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. Studies have shown that moringa has more vitamins than other leafy greens and fruits. For instance, it has more vitamin C and potassium then oranges and bananas. With all its healing properties, it’s no wonder the beauty world has jumped on the moringa badwagon.
Skin and Hair Benefits
Numerous skincare and hair care products are now infused with herbal components. In the Philippines, some of the more popular variants infuse moringa or malunggay oil with other oils like omega sunflower and olive. This rich blend then works as a revitalizing moisturizer for hair and skin. This blend is effective for healing and damage repair, but also works wonders in preventing any further damage to your hair and skin. Those who have used such products even report that the moringa extract is highly beneficial to the scalp, providing a deep nourishing action that promotes health and combats dryness. With its active components, moringa oil not only nourishes the scalp, it also strengthens the roots and strands of hair, addressing problems like brittleness, breaking of strands, hair fall, and hair loss.
Because many of us experience hair and skin troubles, it’s always great to learn about effective solutions – especially if these solutions are natural, with no harmful side effects as other chemical-based products may produce, in the long run. With natural and organic products in your personal care arsenal, you no longer have to worry about chemicals being absorbed into your system, potentially doing more harm than good.
Whether you call it malunggay, horseradish tree, drumstick tree, or the ben oil tree – moringa is a truly exciting prospect in the world of wellness and beauty. With its entry in the market, you can look forward to fewer issues with skin and hair health.