In Morocco, argan oil’s native country, the oil is valued for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and high nutrient value as a culinary oil.
It is best known for its nutrient-rich compounds that benefit the skin. A light oil, it is easily absorbed by the skin and is increasingly being used in top cosmetic products as an ingredient for promoting healthy skin and hair or lips.
Studies have shown argan oil can help slow the signs of aging significantly in postmenopausal women who use it for over 60 days. It helps nourish facial and body skin promoting elasticity and reducing wrinkles.
It is popularly used in many Middle Eastern dishes and is now increasingly being used in top cosmetic products for promoting healthy skin and hair. The oil has a nutty flavor and is commonly used for dipping bread in or drizzled on pasta.
Taken internally, it can help promote heart health. New research indicates it may help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Visit our Herb Directory page on Argan (Moluoge Jian Guo You) to find out more about this healing herb.