About three years ago while visiting a local market I was introduced to a super bright green powder known as Moringa.
I didn’t think too much about it when the stall holder insisted “buy moringa , this will change your life”. I thought to myself what an overexaggerated sales pitch and I was convinced he was trying to sell me henna 🙂
Today I am astonished at all the health benefits this miracle plant has to offer and at the time I bought it, the seller never mentioned once the enhancements to one’s skin. After using it over the past year in an attempt to give my body fighting chance against covid-19, I noticed the improvements to my skin.
According to the traditional medicine experts this amazing nutritional supplement contains:
- 7x the vitamin C of oranges
- 4x the vitamin A of carrots
- 4x the calcium of milk
- 3x the protein in milk
- 3x the iron in spinach
- 3x the potassium in bananas
So here I am on my natural skin care mission to uncover and reveal to you how moringa can help your skin.
Moringa Oleifera also known as “drumstick tree” and the “tree of life” is the super food of the century. It is loaded with all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids your body is craving at this very moment. Not to mention it boasts anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory super hero powers.
Native to Africa and Asia this super plant can be taken in various shapes and forms and most recently had been produced as an oil used in natural skin care treatments.
Come my good people , let us unpack how moringa can help your skin today.
Moringa and your skin
Something we all are going to face, is the dreaded moment you first discover fine lines and wrinkles!
Thank goodness nature has once again come to our rescue and this time we need to sit up and listen. As I said this powerhouse plant is packed with vitamins and minerals and the vitamin C found in moringa far exceeds any orange.
Vitamin C is essential in skin cell repair and rejuvenation. It gives your skin the collagen boost it needs to maintain elasticity as vitamin C promotes collagen and cell growth. If you have wounds or scars vitamin C will speed up the healing process leaving sores closed and scars less visible.
Moringa is packed with all the vitamins your skin needs to protect and repair itself from all the toxicity of pollution and sun damage. The vitamins A, B come into play here which is essential in dealing with free radicals that are out to harm your skin.
It can also lighten any age spots which normally are dark spots on skin known as hyper pigmentation.
Moringa is also loaded with essential fatty acids that do such an important job in preventing and treating inflammation. If you have acne , your skin goes through a bad break out or becomes swollen and sensitive and Moringa can soothe and heal the inflamed skin. Fatty acids are vital in blocking a chemical that increases cancer growth in skin cells.
Remember we said that Moringa contains 3x the amount of protein found in milk. This is brilliant in producing amino acids which in turn creates more skin protein such as collagen and keratin. These proteins assist with forming the structure of your skin. Through this protein recycling process you can kiss old skin goodbye.
How to use Moringa
This miracle herb takes many shapes and forms and can be consumed or applied topically. The application of use is determined by the result you you need , let’s dive in.
To be honest, I like the taste of the herb steeped in boiling hot water and I am sipping on a cup as we speak 🙂
It has a delicious earthy, nutty wholesome flavor , however if you don’t care for herby tastes then add a little honey and squeeze of lemon to zest it up!
Eat or Drink
As mentioned above this method is best when you boil 1 teaspoon to 500ml boiling water. If the texture is not up your alley please use tea strainer. Enjoy daily piping hot and you will feel its magic start to work within two weeks.
Drinking as a tea is best when you are using moringa for all over health benefits. There are so many organic moringa teas available in delicious flavors all available at health stores or on-line.
Another popular way to enjoy this miracle herb is to add it to your smoothie. The protein is 2x more than what you find in yogurt so it will be an awesome green breakfast alternative.
Sprinkle it over your salads or directly into you cooking just like you would any other herb. Try baking your favorite breads and muffins with a healthy moringa twist, you won’t be disappointed.
More commonly used in natural skin care products and massage oils. You can add drops of moringa oil to your cleansing and moisturizing products OR you can use as a serum before moisturizing, especially if you have a rough,dry skin condition. For your very own tissue oil blend mix moringa oils with sweet almond oil & coconut oil. What is so great about moringa is that any skin type can benefit from it no matter how oily or dry.
As with any herbal treatment or product , whether it is consumed or worked into the skin , if you are not sure seek medical advice especially if you had reactions in the past. Moringa however has not presented any negative side effects as such and if you are pregnant it would be advisable to first check with your doctor if it will be safe.
The final verdict
The power packed herb does not need much convincing when it comes to your health. In a nutshell, it maximizes your bodily functions which in turn improves the health of your skin.
We are living in an age that is quite scary and uncertain but with Moringa in our home lab we are well armed to face any global health crisis and if it gives you beautiful skin in the process then why not?
Have you tried Moringa, what are your thoughts on this herb and any products you wish to discuss?
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Real Skin Angel