We often hear about so many trivial things that will benefit our health in so many different ways. But the most difficult question in this respect obviously becomes how much of what we hear is true. Especially if it concerns our health, the last thing that a person wants to take is a risk. We do not quiet want to experiment with our health fearing of how far fetched the consequences might be. However, there are certain things that indeed benefit our health in more number of ways than one and yet, we are unaware about the same. Moringa seed oil is definitely one of these.
Moringa oleifera is a tree native to Northern India, all parts of which can be eaten, and which has been nicknamed a ‘miracle tree’ for its high concentration of nutrients. Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers that moringa can be one of the most economical ways to combat malnutrition in those areas where starvation epidemics occur. Several prominent universities, credible scientific institutions and governmental bodies all over the world have closely examined Moringa and found it has many benefits for human health. Moringa Seed Oil is known for its wonderfully moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. Moringa Oil has potent anti-oxidant activity and is very stable with a long shelf life. This luxury oil is an excellent addition to lotions & creams but we especially love it for hair care and face cleanser recipes. It absorbs into the skin quickly, without leaving a greasy residue. This oil especially benefits kids and nursing mothers in various ways, some of which are listed below:
Moringa Seed Oil: Health Benefits for Kids and Nursing Moms
Moringa seed is known for growth of immunity in a child as it acts as a fighter against disease causing organisms, especially bacteria. It therefore acts as a barrier between the child and dangerous diseases.
Promotes metabolism and develops cell structure:
The metabolism of a child is at its peak during the growth stage. However, it drops when a child is sick or ill. Moringa, being a rich mineral rich vegetable source, ensures intact metabolism and maintenance of proper growth. Since it contains amino acids, it also helps in proper cell development.
Moringa seed oil, being rich in vitamins and other nutrients provides energy to both kids as well as nursing oms, thus preventing weakness for any reason whatsoever.
Provides dermatological nourishment:
Moringa is a strong food source improve the overall skin health of both kids and nursing moms. It is an external supplier of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E and therefore affects the skin health quite positively.
Moringa contains the exact vitamins and the amino acids which are required for the formation of the keratin protein. This protein is a very critical component ensuring hair growth among children as well as adults. Being rich in vitamin A, moringa seed oil also aids in the process of hair growth. It also plays a role in decreasing dandruff, thereby keeping the hair proper.
A strong source of Vitamin A, moringa seed oil helps improve the vision of both kids and their moms. It also helps fight against a host of eye diseases, thereby improving eyes.
Treats mood swings:
One of the most common problems that nursing mothers go through is post-partum depression and mood swings are the most frequent symptom of the same. Mood swings are also seen in children, especially during the period of puberty. The moringa seed oil reduces tendencies of depression and helps improve mood swings.
Source of nutrients:
Famously considered to ne a superfood, moringa contains 92 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants. It has essential amino acids, carotenoids, and high contents of calcium and potassium. Nursing mothers can get more vitamins, minerals, and proteins from moringa seed oil than most vegetables.
A double-blind study was led by a team of four doctors (Ma. Corazon P. Estrella, M.D., Jacinto Blas V. Mantaring III, M.D., Grace Z. David, M.D., and Michelle A. Taup, M.D.) on the use of moringa for the augmentation of the volume of breast milk among mothers of pre-term infants. They found that those who consumed commercially available capsules with 250mg of moringa leaves twice daily, increased milk production significantly by day 5 by a whopping 152-176%! It is thus obvious that moringa seed oil essentially improves the milk-supply in lactating women and therefore leads to betterment of their overall health.
Source of iron and calcium:
Iron is considered to be very important for both pregnant women and nursing mothers as the level of hemoglobin in blood constantly fluctuates during both these periods and iron is the most important constituent of blood. Moringa seed oil is an important source of iron and hence help restores the proper level of hemoglobin in blood for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Calcium helps increase their bone strength and maintains the overall energy level.
Acts as Galactogogue:
Plants and other foods increase breast milk production and secretion as a result of their ‘galactogogue’ property. Moringa acts as a galactogogue and thus increases the flow or production of breast milk. The high calcium and potassium content of moringa leaf mean the leaves have become key ingredients in the preparation of superfood recipes for pregnant or lactating mothers.
Note: Moringa may possess anti-fertility properties and is not recommended for pregnant women.
In general, moringa oil is also used to make beauty products and the like. It can be found in hand lotions, lip balm, and other products that target dry and flaking skin, and is a popular ingredient in blended massage oils. It is pleasant to the touch, warms well, is not sticky, and combines well with other oils and fragrances. It is among the most exotic and highly sought out of all the world’s many oils. Many health and beauty experts consider Moringa oil the primary secret behind the healthy and radiant skin seen in Asia and Africa.
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