5 Unbelievable Beauty Benefits Of Moringa
Though it sounds like the name of an exotic Latin dance form, moringa is a plant grown in the Western Ghats of India as well as North India. Moringa is a widely cultivated tropical and sub-tropical plant that is popularly used for water purification and hand washing. We Indians, however, put it in our sambar and dal. The commonly used names for moringa are drumstick tree, horseradish tree or ben oil tree.
This wonder ingredient is gaining popularity in the beauty world, owing to its rich antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds. Not just that, it is also an excellent source of protein, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, riboflavin and iron. There are also some studies that show its potential anti-cancer properties.
Before the plant and its many forms blow up in the beauty industry, we got digging on what its beauty benefits really are. So here are 5 reasons why you need moringa in your life.
1. Give Your Hair A Protein Dose
If the thought of putting an egg in your hair as a natural conditioner for much-needed protein makes you squeamish, then we have good news for you. The most common way moringa is used in the beauty industry is through oil. It is extracted from the seeds of the plant.
The oil has been used as hydrator and conditioner for years and years together. The oil has two times more protein than yogurt and a whopping four times that of eggs. Hence, forget eggs and that expensive Keratin and Cistine treatment, and just get some moringa in your life.
2. Moisturises Skin & Prevents Ageing
Moringa is laced with high amounts of antioxidants, which help get rid of particles that accelerate skin ageing. You can either use the oil instead of a moisturiser, or spike your moisturiser with the goodness of Moringa.
3. Boosts Your Immune System
A daily dose of moringa helps boost your immune system as it is an immune stimulant, as it is rich in Vitamin A and beta-carotene, which is an effective weapon against pimples and dull skin.
The enhanced immune system also helps stimulate hair growth. When applied topically, Moringa helps improve cell production and encourages skin cells to renew themselves. This process restricts annoying breakouts, blur imperfections and pigmentation, and straighten fine lines into oblivion.
4. Gives You Luscious Hair
Moringa leaves contain about 30 antioxidants that help you give you healthy hair, and prevent greying. Moringa leaves also contain sulphur; this mineral is present in every cell of your body and is the main ingredient in collagen and keratin. So you can expect regular use to give you shiny, black hair!
5. Purifies Skin
The powdered form of Moringa when mixed with moringa oil, yogurt or water makes for a great face mask. Moringa herb has many therapeutic skincare benefits and healing properties.
It can remove impurities deeply rooted into your skin, which even your Clarisonic cannot do. Over and above purifying your skin, it also balances your skin tone!
Flawless complexion, here we come!