Composition of moringa oil

composition of moringa oil

Moringa oil has anti-inflammatory compounds, flavonoids, anti-oxidants and minerals. Some of unique constituents in this oil give the special properties to the oil. This oil with high vitamin A content and magnesium has been found to beneficial for hair care and skin care. It has 75% Oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that is less susceptible to oxidative stress than unsaturated fats in other vegetable oils. Oleic acid is capable of reducing inflammation in the system, since oleic acid has been being one of the main protective agent’s breast and skin cancer. It can reduce the levels of cardiovascular disease.

The oil has high anti-oxidant properties, rich source of vitamin A, C and E. All of them are vital for skin care and our immunity. As we get older our cells regenerate less and at a slower rate. There is reduced amount of collagen and elastin production. Anti-oxidants, cysteine and tocopherol found in this oil interacts with free radicals. This will prevent age marks and remove fine lines. Vitamin A in it assists in production of collagen and elastin help to firm up your skin healthy and fit.

Due to its activity upon anti-oxidants, it prevents bacterial infections and reduces inflammation. It provides a smooth and healthy tone to the arms, face and legs. This oil possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-epileptic, anti- inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, anti-oxidant and anti-pyretic properties. It is used in all kinds of cosmetic products and soap.

Researchers found that this oil showed a higher antioxidant activity determined with free radical scavenging of DPPH. The research studies confirmed that cold pressed moringa seed oil may be effective natural compound to function as anti-carcinogen. Anti-oxidants are essential and if they are from natural sources they can fight at against fatal diseases such as cancer, diabetes etc. They can lower serum low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) level, but also prevent oxidation reaction of LDL. It is a good antioxidant and can be used in curing various infections.

Fatty acid composition of this oil: 16:0 palmitic acid 18:0 stearic acid and 18:1 oleic acid. It is used as highly specialized muscle massage oil as it increases blood circulation. Research projects show that zeatin has been found to be aiding in the treatment of anti inflammation, acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. Zeatin in oil shows no skin irritation. It increases skin moisture content. Zeatin does not interfere in the genetic control of cellular structure or life span of cell. Proteins can speed up the regrowth of new cells.

It also helps to promote and functional integrity of the cell and prevent accumulation of macro-molecular damage in the cell. Zeatin increases the activity of few antioxidant enzymes this works against the free radical induced oxidative damage in the process of cell aging. Non greasy feeling of moringa oleifera oil is one of the properties that it is widely used by people. Due to the light weight it spreads evenly and penetrates deep in the skin.