Argan oil which became popular in India in the recent years is extracted from the seeds of the Argan fruit, a native to Morocco.
Moroccans use Argan oil not only in their cuisine but also believe by its benefits in promoting good health and beauty.
This subtle, nutty flavor oil is a powerhouse of medicinal properties, vitamin E, antioxidants and has a healthy fatty acid composition - omega 6 and is hugely recommended in treating cardiovascular problems.
Read on, to know the amazing benefits of this oil.
Argan oil is loaded with phenolic compounds that provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Being rich in vitamin E, this oil reduces the damages caused due to free radicals. The oil can also be applied directly on the skin to reduce rash, injuries and infections.
Argan oil is rich in monosaturated omega -9 fat in the form of oleic acid. Oleic acid also found in avocados lowers the levels of bad cholesterol and boosts blood with good amounts of antioxidants. According to a study, consuming 15 grams of Argan oil daily brings down bad cholesterol by 20 per cent.
Argan oil being rich in vitamin E and polyphenolic compounds can decrease the growth of cancer cells by 50 per cent. Studies reveal that Argan oil is beneficial in fighting against prostate and colon cancers.
Slows Down Aging:
It is a wonder ingredient that can provide instant glow to the skin by reducing blemishes, suntan and acne. It improves elasticity of the skin and provides hydration especially in postmenopausal women. It also reduces the signs of aging. Apply argan oil daily on the face to reduce skin aging. The oil can also speed up the process of wound healing.
Applying argan oil on to the hair once a week reduces hair loss, stimulates follicles and repairs split ends. Studies indicate that argan oil supports hair growth, hydrates scalp, reduces hair damage and provide shine to the hair.
Soothes Atopic Dermatitis
A type of eczema, atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition when the skin turns red, itchy and inflamed. Moroccan argan oil contains Vitamin E that can be beneficial in treating this condition. Topical application of this oil to the affected area reduces symptoms, thus soothing the skin.
Reduces Stretch Marks
Stretch marks that occur during pregnancy can last longer in case they are left untreated. Linoleic acid and Vitamin E in argan oil improves skin elasticity and helps in reduction of stretch marks.
Aids Wound Healing
Moroccan argan oil is one of the best sources of antioxidants besides Vitamin E. Both of them help wound healing faster and also reduce the wound marks that have been left behind.
Moroccan argan oil is one of the key ingredients in moisturisers, soaps and hair conditioners due to its nourishing properties. Loaded with fat soluble vitamins and fatty acids such as oleic acid and linoleic acid that hunt free cell damaging radicals from the body. Besides topical application, argan oil supplements are also prescribed by practitioners by way of supplements for a moisturising effect.