Hundreds of traditional medicine systems heavily rely on herbs and plants for their healing properties. Different cultures of the world are filled with thousands of plants and herbs that have tremendous medicinal values.
One plant that is considered to be packed full of health promoting and disease-fighting properties is Moringa – the ‘Miracle Tree’ or better referred to as ‘Tree of Life.’ Every part of the tree, be it pods, leaves, fruits, oil, seeds, flower, roots or bark have exceptional medicinal properties. Moringa is one of the most used and powerful health-enhancing plants.
It is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It also grows in the tropics and makes it one of the most potent health-enhancing plants. The tree is a fabulous food source. It is edible and nutritious. It has been used to deal with malnutrition in developing countries as well as being extensively used in scientific research.
Moringa and Acne
For readers not overly exposed, acne – medically known as Acne vulgaris is a skin disease that affects the human oil glands at the base of hair follicles. Acne is the most common hair disease and occurs to people of all races and ages. It commonly occurs during puberty when oil glands come into life.
From research, this miracle plant contains more than 92 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants. It has 36 anti-inflammatories which have the ability to cure about 300 diseases. Its enormous benefits include 7-times the vitamin C of oranges, 4-times the vitamin A of carrots, 4-times the calcium of milk, 3-times the potassium of bananas and 2-times the protein of yogurt.
In this article, we go into deep research to find out how the Miracle tree – Maringa – can be used in the treatment of acne
Dermatological benefits of Moringa oil
There are hundreds of natural treatments that can help in keeping acne under control. Moringa oil is gaining a lot of attention and interest due to its dermatological benefits. Moringa oil has deep skin penetration abilities.
Once applied to the skin, the oil is quickly absorbed into the skin, giving way for instant radiance. The plant is enriched with Vitamin A, C, and E- vital vitamins that help in improving the elasticity of the skin, fights inflammation and reduces the number of fine line and wrinkles.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Moringa oil and its leaf extract can help in the treatment of acne. The oil cleanses impurities from the skin and contributes to rejuvenate it. The plant contains iron and antiseptic properties that help cure minor injuries such as cuts, bruises, and burns – also helping in quick healing of injuries.
Regarding cholesterol, the leaves contain fat burning and slimming properties that energize and nourish the body. The leaves have been used to stop junk food cravings and boost energy levels for a healthy and active life.
Moringa leaves have lots of benefit to the hair and scalp due to the vitamin and mineral components it has. The leaves are used to cleanse the hair and scalp as well as preventing hair damage, dandruff and lifeless hair. This boost increases blood circulation and promotes hair growth. During blood circulation, hair follicles get more nutrients making them stronger and healthier.
Home based acne-treatment
The extract of Moringa leaves are extensively used in the cosmetic industry due to numerous skin purifying and therapeutic properties. These leaves remove impurities from the skin as well as rejuvenating it. The impact these leaves have on the skin enhances fairness and maintains a natural skin colour.
For home based use, here is a simple procedure;
– Take a couple of Moringa leaves
– Grind the leaves with some little water
– Make a smooth paste
– Apply the paste evenly on your face as mask.
– Leave it for 15-20 min
– Wash it off with water to achieve a beautiful glowing skin.
Moringa oil absorbs easily into the skin to improve a skin’s appearance and radiance. Its numerous vitamins and nutrients help in building collagen in the skin as well as reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Including Moringa leaves in your daily diet can make the use reap enormous benefits to their skin, hair and overall health.