Botanical name : Argania spinosa
Although native to Morocco, argan oil is now used across the globe for a variety of culinary, cosmetic and medicinal applications.
Composition & Uses
Comprised of fatty acids and a variety of phenolic compounds.
Also Contains : oleic and linoleic acid.
Argan oil is a rich source of vitamin E
Great Oil for healthy skin, hair and eyes.
Boosts Heart Health
A study showed that heart disease risk in 40 healthy people, those who consumed 15 grams of argan oil daily for 30 days experienced a 16% and 20% reduction in “bad” LDL and triglyceride levels, respectively .
Have Anticancer Effects
Argan oil may slow the growth and reproduction of certain cancer cells.
In one test-tube study, a pharmaceutical-grade mixture of argan oil and vitamin E increased the rate of cell death on breast and colon cancer cell samples.
May Reduce Signs of Skin Aging
Argan oil has is become a popular ingredient for many skin care products.
Some studies suggests that regular dietary intake of argan oil may help in slowing the aging process by reducing stress.
It can also helps in repair and maintenance of healthy skin when applied directly to your skin, thus reducing visual signs of aging.
May Treat Some Skin Conditions
Argan oil is also used as home remedy for treating inflammatory skin conditions for decades — especially in North Africa, where argan trees originate.
However, current research indicates that argan oil does contain several antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, which may be why it seems to treat skin tissue.
Keep in mind that more research is needed.
May Promote Wound Healing
Argan oil could be very helpful to accelerate the wound healing process.
Argan oil applied to burn wounds accelerated healing. However, human research is needed.
Often Used to Treat and Prevent Stretch Marks
Argan oil is frequently used to prevent and reduce stretch marks, although no research has been conducted to prove its efficacy.
Argan oil is usually used topically in its pure form — but also frequently included in cosmetic products like lotions and skin creams.
While it can be applied directly to your skin, it may be best to start with a very small amount to ensure that you won’t have any adverse reactions.