Moringa is often referred to as a miracle worker, because for a plant with tiny leaves, it is certainly a powerhouse.
Most of us know moringa (or malunggay, as it is called locally) as a cooking ingredient but it is so much more than the leaves you toss in your soup. The moringa plant serves many purposes, from its leaves, pods, flowers, fruits, and all the way down to its bark. It is often called “the miracle tree” because it is packed with vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients.
To call the moringa plant a superfood would be putting it mildly, because it has a wide range of health benefits. The plant is packed with more than 90 nutrients and 46 types of antioxidants. Moringa can be consumed by everyone, so children and adults can reap its benefits. Among its health benefits include boosting the immune system, treating arthritis and joint paints, headache relief, diabetes and cancer prevention, among others.
Moringa cares for your body, not just from the inside, but on the outside as well. Your skin and hair, particularly, can reap the benefits of moringa.
Here are four ways your hair can benefit from this powerhouse plant:
1. Moisturizes the scalp.
Moringa oil when massaged onto the scalp has moisturizing benefits. First, wet your hair, then massage moringa oil onto your scalp. The nutrients in the moringa will reach your roots and moisturize your scalp. Try this if you have dry hair.
2. Makes hair stronger.
If your hair does not receive the nutrients it needs, it becomes weak and brittle. Regularly using moringa oil on your hair can help keep it strong because it delivers essential vitamins and minerals to the hair follicles.
3. Fights split ends and dandruff.
Split ends and dandruff can impact your confidence, but these are signs that your hair isn’t getting the right nutrients. Moringa contains zinc and silica which help prevent the sebaceous glands from drying and clogging, which are vital in the production of sebum. Moringa also addresses vitamin A deficiencies that commonly cause dry hair and dandruff.
4. Reduces hair loss.
The hair needs plenty of nutrients for optimal health, but the vitamins A and B complex groups are considered the most important. B vitamins stimulate the scalp by increasing blood circulation, while vitamin A is a key factor in developing healthy cells and tissues.
Moringa is packed with vitamins A and B, as well as vitamins C, D, and E, that are essential for hair health.
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