Traditional Oil – Argan

This Argan oil has innumerable medicinal properties…which are yet untouched…

I’ll try to touch some of those through the medium of this article…

Stay glued…discover Argan in a better fashion…read ahead…

The Argan tree (also called argania spinosa) is perfect for a harsh environment…surviving heat…drought and poor soil….

There was a time when hardly people knew about this magical oil…I mean of course outside Morocco…and surprisingly enough….many Moroccans themselves had never heard of it because it grows only in the south-west of the country….it is roughly between Essaouira and Agadir (unusual names I know)…in an area covering 700,000-800,000 hectares….But within the area where the argan grows there are about 21 million trees which play a vital role in the food chain and the environment…though their numbers are declining…

You know the trunk of the argan is often twisted and gnarled…allowing goats to clamber along its branches and feed on the leaves and fruit…

And if you talk about the appearance of this tree…or the fruit then…the fruit has a green…fleshy exterior like an olive…but larger and rounder…Inside…there is a nut with an extremely hard shell…which in turn contains one…two or three almond-shaped kernels….

Coming to the production of argan oil…Well…the production of it…which is still mostly done by traditional methods…is a lengthy process….Each nut has to be cracked open to remove the kernels…and it is said that producing one litre of oil takes 20 hours’ work

You know this Argan oil is a tad darker than olive oil…with a reddish tinge….It can be used for cooking and is claimed to have various medicinal properties…such as lowering cholesterol levels…stimulating circulation and strengthening the body’s natural defences….Internationally…there is some interest in its possible cosmetic uses…

The residue from the kernels after oil extraction is a thick chocolate-coloured paste called “amlou” which is sweetened and served as a dip for bread at breakfast time in Berber households….It flavour is similar to that of peanut butter….

Almost all its parts are of some or the other use to us…Like

  • The wood and nut-shells of the argan tree are burned for cooking…
  • The wood is also used decoratively in some of the inlaid boxes…
  • The roots of the argan tree grow deep in search of water…helping to bind the soil and prevent erosion…

Isn’t it a really caring…environment friendly tree?

Listen to this…Households that make their own argan oil tend to use if for general cooking….you know why?

Because it is expensive to buy…others may use it more sparingly…you know like for…flavouring salads…just an example….A few drops stirred into couscous just before serving give it a rich…nutty aroma….( yes it is kind of a tip for you to note)

Argan production is still basically a cottage industry…managed largely by women…But many people believe that if the oil became better known it could provide more employment in the region as well as enhancing the environment….

Bottles of what pass for argan oil are sold along the roadsides between Essouira and Agadir…but is difficult to tell if they are genuine…Because the oil commands a high price…sellers are often tempted to dilute it with cheaper oils…Some bottles simply contain olive oil…coloured with paprika or other substances….

Okay…you’ve read enough…go through our reference links now..

  1. Argan Oil Types by Argan oil Society
  2. Liquid Gold by bpb
  3. Miraculous Argan Oil by www.care2.com

Bid Farewell To Rheumatism Using Argan Oil

You know why everywhere there are some poor people screaming at the top of their voices…of weight loss machines and equipments…and tonics and capsules…?

Because if one maintains a fit and healthy body (Mind you I said fit! And not thin! There’s a vast difference) in the early years of life and drags the maintenance to the latter years…then the person’s health would be his last concern…

The link here is that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and usually the problems one faces in the dusk of life are…extreme-pain inducing and incapacitating…one of them being Rheumatism…

Again…even if you haven’t reached your old age yet…then also there is no harm in taking that little extra care of your body…your body parts…so that they can take care of your activities when that hair turns clear white…

Rheumatism…let me explain to you and clear the myths doing the rounds about the disease……it is basically a medical term once frequently used to describe disorders associated with many different parts of the body…Most often…people associate rheumatism with arthritis or with rheumatic fever…a complication of strep throat that can result in damage to the heart…However…the term rheumatism might apply to the symptoms of numerous conditions that can cause pain and/or weakness…

Some conditions that were once given the general label of rheumatism or called rheumatic diseases include…

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis

There is also a fact that autoimmune disorders…since they remained unnamed but caused pain as well as affecting other organs…were classed as rheumatism…Illnesses like lupus were particularly susceptible to being called rheumatism…Later understanding of the actions of these illnesses show that the problem is not dysfunction of the joints…but rather immune systems that can attack joints…muscles and organs…

Hmm…now talking about your rescuer….Argan Essential Oil…

Known since ancient times…this argan oil is used to massage dietary babies (because it protects against infections of the skin)…but also in children and adults to treat

  • Rheumatism
  • Acne
  • chicken pox
  • Eczema
  • Chapped skin
  • Heal burns

A substance (the name of it is schottenol) that contains the fruit of the argan tree is indeed involved in remedial action burns and skin diseases…It would relieve rheumatism and joint pain…Just the mere application of this amazing oil will relieve you from the problem of rheumatism in the passage of a slew of weeks…

Talking about other benefits Argan oil…

  • Helps in the improvement of liver function and digestion
  • Offers protection against free radicals and tissue protection
  • Preventing the risk of miscarriage
  • Contribution to weight loss (two tablespoons each morning)
  • Stimulation of sperm production

It does it all!

Okay…please check out our reference links for further information…

  1. Argan Oil benefits by WiseGeek
  2. Argan Oil by Palleto
  3. Argan Oil For Skin by Helium

Senses Come To Life With Argan Oil Massage

I have a personal experience in the field that nothing works better in a strenuous situation than a massage with suitable oil and strain-draining soft hands…

I remember I got up this morning to find that my back…was aching like real bad…I don’t remember in what posture I slept…but morning was terrible…couldn’t move…didn’t know it was a muscle pull…ligament tear (Okay I know that is an extreme)…or whatever but I was in excruciating pain…and it was hurting more when pressed…So…because I couldn’t afford to miss work…so I decided to ignore it and went to work…But at the end of the day…my back stiffened…So I decided to go for something different this time…I went for a back massage to this place once my friend had mentioned about…

I told my problem to the one at the desk…After the massage I felt like rubber…No seriously…I could move each and every part of my body like very easily…I asked them what had they used…They said “Plain Argan Oil”…

Hmm…So you know how it all worked? Argan oil is possibly the best healer of bodily pains…no matter of what sorts…Read on to understand in depth…

Argan oil is multipurpose cosmetic product….It is be used for everything…

  • Skin
  • Hair
  • Facial
  • Nails care

You know why? Because…It restores the natural freshness and adds to the softness of the skin and face….that’s the physical benefit it does and as for the internal one….it soothes and pacifies all the extraneous eruptions under the skin…it relaxes the body…be it any kind of muscle pull…sprain…bruise…or just plain pain…

Also….It makes the hair strong by penetrating easily into the roots and feeding them with rich nutritional components…

Then talk about brittle nails…You know…Out of shape…weak and easily breakable nails and cracked cuticles are repairable by using Argan oil…

Argan oil is rich in essential nutritional components for skin….and acts as an absolute healer whenever comes in contact with it…A few drops of Argan oil are sufficient for applying on skin…and for treating purposes a little more of it can be used…

Neat Argan oil…and use only a few drops of it…For facial usage very gentle massage is needed because of the easily absorbable attribute of Argan oil…It can be used in place of other freshening creams or lotions at night for curing dryness of the face….On wrinkles and other scars caused by some skin disease…and massage and treatments….small volume of Argan oil once or twice a day is enough to get the desirable results and relaxing sensations….Also Argan oil can be massaged gently over stretch marks…and it will restore the elasticity of the skin and engulf the stretch marks….It is the non-greasy and non-oily nature of Argan oil that makes it a very good make-up base also…

Feels good to know all this know? Then discover more in detail by the reference links given below…

  1. Argan Oil Massage by www.sbwire.com
  2. Argan Oil Reviews by Berber Argan Oil
  3. Argan Oil by Argan oil Society

Unexposed Argan Oil

You already know a lot about argan oil…I am pretty sure…Be it its origin…its benefits…pros and cons…everything…But…Will you agree when I say…that for certain things…enough knowledge is just not enough…Count on me for this that argan oil is just one them..

Knowing ‘enough’ of the oil does not solve the purpose…because yet there are myriad things unexposed about this magical liquid…

Bringing to you some of those things…the new explorations about this oil…are we…wit this article…Read on for amazement…

Argan oil…Well…this oil comes from the rare and protected argan tree…Extraction can be through laborious traditional manner or using contemporary mechanical pressed….Argan oil can be….no wait…it IS used for many beauty and health applications…it is also used for culinary purposes…it can be bought in Moroccan and European

  • beauty shops
  • supermarkets
  • street vendors

This might sound bizarre to you but the extraction and production of Argan oil helps empower women….

The Argan trees are way too precious…because they are on the verge of becoming extinct…

Talking about the manufacturing of this oil….Well…It is basically from the kernels of Argan fruits…that the Argain oil is manufactured….

This rare species grows solely in

  1. Mexico
  2. Morocco

And when it’s about making dosh…It is Morocco only that  provides the majority of argan oil for sale commercially….In Morocco…the argan tree plantation is part of a government-protected area…reason I’ve already told you…it’s a rare species and was on the verge of becoming extinct…which in turn supports the national program to develop and protect local forestry in Morocco….

There are a number of alternative uses for Argan oil in the beauty and health areas

There ain’t one..two…three…or any countable number…The benefits done by this oil are numerous…innumerable…

You know why it is considered…Okay…it IS the best liquid for skin?

That is because….Argan oil brands for skin moisturizer because of the fatty acid and sterol content present in it…It smoothly rubs into the skin and leaves it moisturized without feeling oily…The oil contains triterpenoids which protects from dirt and sun…and will also aid in the healing process…Argan oil slows down skin from looking old…it will make your skin look great….

This oil is like a ladies substantial ccare-taker…Even if it something as trivial as a nail…Argan oil takes amazing care of it…apply argan oil to nails to help keep them strong and protect them from breaking too easily….Several experts recommend the use of argan oil in order to treat brittle nails and maintain their strength….So…you see…it’s not just me but the world is vouching for its goods…

Feeling drained and lethargic? Treat yourself…Sorry! The word is ‘pamper’…Pamper yourself with Argan oil…Just apply to stiff…tired and sore muscles after physical activity….All you need to do is warm your hands over a heat source…dip your hands into the argan oil mixed with lemon…and massage over affected areas….and feel nothing less than heaven…

It’s not just the physical goods that it does…Argan Oil maintains healthy and well fed hair….Hair that is too dry can lead to damaged hair and this product can serve as hair’s protector from too much heat and chemicals….It also keeps hair shiny and the scalp moisturized…addressing dandruff and other dry scalp problems…

Also…When taken orally…argan oil can also help treat arthritis because of the carotenoids present…Its linoleic acid and polyphynol content also help reduce soreness and inflammation caused by eczema and psoriasis by acting as anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic agents….

So…saw the unexposed side of Argan…?

Now…Go through our reference links…

  1. Argan for Hemorrhoids by Superior
  2. Raw Oils by Lexi Yoga
  3. Argan Oil With Skin Disorders by Treatment At Home

Be Argan Oil’s Lover…It’ll Keep Your Heart Safe

I don’t know about anyone else…but in my own family….more than half of the people died of a heart attack…

That’s how I am averse to anything that contributes to cholesterol and clogs the arteries…I wanted to conquer the disease myself (Not that I am a heart patient but because…I want to prevent it from occurring at all)

Different people have different food passions…and they don’t realize that the exotic and expensive food they are so much in love with is the number one cause to trigger a heart attack…So why not love something that loves us back (Like they say in some commercial advertisment)…

The most loyal lover you can find in Argan oil…Trust me on this…

I’ll tell you a little about it…Argan oil is basically extracted from the nuts of the argan tree…which is found only in the southwestern parts of Morocco…Therefore…the oil is unknown to most of the people…A relict species from the Tertiary age…the tree is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of the place…The oil…extracted from the tree  is like amazingly rich in essential fatty acids….especially the linoleic acid ( I am sure you mustn’t have heard of it…relax…what am ‘I’ here for! )…the harbinger of vitamin E….it is quiet beneficial for the human body and skin….

Also…with the moisturizing…strong antioxidant and skin anti-aging properties adds to the nutritive…medicinal and cosmetic value of the oil…There have been many researches on the benefits of argan oil…

One of the major advantages of argan oil is that it is extremely helpful in correcting the deficiencies that inevitably occur with age…which results in dehydration and loss of skin elasticity….This article will provide you with detailed information on the health benefits of argan oil…

Argan Oil contains fatty acids classified in three groups you know-

  • Saturated
  • Mono unsaturated
  • Polyunsaturated

Now some more enlightenment…Mono unsaturated fatty acids reduce blood levels of LDLs (the bad cholesterol) without affecting HDLs (good cholesterol as they say) as long as they are used as replacement of saturated fatty acids….

Polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce blood levels of LDLs but HDLs too…However they must be part of our diet since they provide the essential fatty acids…linoleic acid and alpha linolenic acid….

Argan oil is rich in linoleic acid which increases the production of prostaglandins 1 and thus may be of beneficial for people with rheumatologic conditions and cardio vascular problems…It is active in the maintenance and repair of the membrane that encloses the cells….

Argan Oil’s high oleic acid content makes this oil particularly interesting in the regulation of blood cholesterol….It is the magical component of Argan oil….It is reported that some studies are being done and it seems that 2 Tbsp per day of this oil during a month could considerably lower cholesterol levels….How about you too try it?

Other Cholesterol reducing factors may include saponins which can also lower blood cholesterol thereby reducing heart disease….

Have a look at our reference links now…

  1. Health benefits of Argan oil Argan Oil Reviews
  2. Argan Oil by www.hindawi.com
  3. Ways we can benefit from argan oil by bpb

Top 10 Greatest Benefits Of Argan Oil

Here’s giving you the top 10 greatest benefits of this amazing oil called argan…Presenting in a short…handy benefits of it..read on…But before that…Know a little about this oil…

The Argan oil is made from green nuts of Argan tree…a tree found found mostly in Morocco and sparsely in Algeria and Israel….It is the rarest and the purest vegetable oil owing to the  scarcity of these trees in the world….This rare oil is highly valued because of its wide array of uses….and benefits it offers to the human race…It is highly priced owing to its limited production….but that is a small thing…owing to the ‘expensive’ and ‘precious’ benefits it offers…Its recognized cosmetic benefits have made its demand ever increasing in the world….Its use is proliferating… 

Okay…these are the top 10 benfits…

  1. The antioxidant vitamin E is present in large quantity in Argan oil…i am sure you are aware of the goodness of Vitamin E…it is very good for regulating functioning of heart and sex organs…
  2. Unlike other oils…Argan oil contains Sterols…These sterols help block the cholesterol absorption from intestines…They are also found to be anti-cancerous….
  3. Argan oil increases the concentration of a digestive enzyme named pepsin thus plays part in digestion as well….
  4. Argan oil is very useful in Arthritis in which joints of the body are damaged in several ways….It slows down the degenerative processes going on in long bones of the body….
  5. It is also deemed to be Aphrodisiac….It increases sexual desire and ability in a person….
  6. Argan oil is most popular as an anti-aging agent…It prevents the degeneration of muscles…a natural process resulting from growing age…
  7. There is an acid named oleic acid…which is present in abundance in Argan oil…and hence…makes it practical solution for those who always have their cholesterol levels pretty high…it helps to limit it and even maintain it….According to recent research…a very small quantity of Argan oil can considerably lower the cholesterol level for over a month…
  8. It is also helpful in rheumatic disease….Rheumatic fever can damage heart, skin, joints and brain….
  9. Personal maintenance can be enhanced using this oil….It has a strengthening effect on hair nail and skin…It prevents the skin from premature aging symptoms like wrinkles and crow’s feet…Also it is very helpful in quickly curing burns or other inflammatory bruises on skin…It is also useful in neutralizing the marks on skin after pregnancy…It is widely used as a cosmetic product and appreciated by renowned beauticians…It is also useful in getting rid of dandruff in hair….It protects the body against Ultraviolet radiations…Phew! Keep reading…3 more to go…

10. Argan oil is also thought to be anti-Acne and good against chickenpox…Acne is an inflammatory disease in which red dots appear on skin….

Okay…check out our reference links now…

  1. Argan oil by dietobio.com
  2. Benefits of Argan by ecogreen4us
  3. Argon oil by Argan Oil News

Argan Oil – Skin’s Best Friend In Winters

Agreed…winters bring along…tons of reason to look excessively chic and stylish…be it dusting those sexy long boots or putting on those long…cosy…coats…

But…Every season has its share of care-taking-area….And when it is for winters…It undoubtedly has to be skin….

Soon after…you’re out of the shower…and the water droplets begin to dry…they leave behind…white….flaky…and dry skin…Frankly…if for a minute the person even ignores the roughness and dryness of skin…what becomes the most intolerable part…is the white-white flakes on the skin…which are unpleasant to see…

But…I wonder why do people have to bother about these problems…when there is Argan essential oil…It certainly is the skin’s best friend in winters…just this and all problems that follow in winters…will take a back seat…

Hmm….The argan oil has a warm citrusy smell…Loaded with vitamin E…anti-aging ingredients that are rich in fatty acids….argan oil is the best treatment for skin during winters…..

This oil glides on smoothly and does not feel heavy or greasy on skin….
Also agran oil when applied on hair ends especially….when hair is damp…it acts as a conditioner for the hair…

The Argan Oil is absolutely

  • Organic
  • Natural
  • Multi purpose
  • Recyclable
  • Fragrance free

Skin surely will fall in love with this caring oil…It will become skin’s favourite care product…as it makes the skin feel and look pampered…moisturized…hydrated and fresh…apply it at night before going to sleep…and see the result in the morning…

Use Argan oil as a skin moisturiser….It is advisable though to skip moisturising if you are going out as the moisturiser will only trap more dust and dirt….You should moisturize your skin using argan oil after you have had your warm bath before going to bed….Like I just mentioned…

You can also use this oil from Morocco on your warm bath…Just a spoonful of this oil and your skin will be invigorated…If you have dry skin…give your skin a massage with this oil before taking your warm bath….Be sure to limit your bath to 15 minutes….

Nails also get a good battering during the cold season…Nails can easily chip and become brittle because of the cold weather…Apply Argan oil on your nails…This oil helps condition and moisturise the nails…This oil has Vitamin E which strengthens your nails….

Use also the oil from Morocco as your conditioner….Remember to not take hot showers or hot baths but instead have quick warm showers or baths to not dry out your skin…

Hmm…Okay now check out our reference links now…

  1. Argan Oil for winter skin by The Mayo News
  2. Dry Skin Remedies for winters by The Daily Green
  3. Argan Oil by Vogue

Natural Medical Help – Argan Oil

Argan oil is known to have enough properties alone that usually are found in n number of oils separately. The oil is considered medically sound and able to deal with about any problems that causes pain or distress to humans.

Essential Fatty Acids are necessary fats that humans cannot synthesize and must be obtained through diet or skin treatments such as Argan Oil. They are building compounds the body needs to manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum nutrition and expel harmful waste products.

They are necessary for regulating healthy skin and premature aging. These acids perform an important role in the lipid management of the epidermis, sebum production, and are required for the formation of prostaglandin. They all have water-binding, moisturizing and antioxidant properties.

Prostaglandin is a lipid compound derived enzymatically from essential fatty acids within the cell. It serves as catalysts for a large number of processes. It helps to regulate body functions such as -

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Smooth muscle contraction
  • Circulation
  • Immune function

Prostaglandin is a natural anti-inflammatory and acts as a controlling factor in overall cell growth and development.

Carotenoids are a class of natural fat-soluble pigments found in plants that serve to protect eyes and skin from UV radiation and free radical damage; to help maintain our immune system; to promote healthy skin and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. They have been shown to lower the risk of arthritis. The class of carotenoids detected in Argans Oil is xanthophylls. They function as an antioxidant and after absorption from food are converted to form vitamin A in the small intestine and stored in the liver. Carotenoids also protect the arteries and heart. Their antioxidant properties help inhibit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, the “bad cholesterol”, which can lead to build up of plaque in the arteries.

Polyphenols or polyphenolic compounds are natural components of a wide variety of plants and are also known as secondary plant metabolites. These active compounds are known for their antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, and anti-aging properties. They enhance immune response, enhance cell-to-cell communication, repair DNA damage caused by smoking and other toxic exposures, and assist the body to detoxify carcinogens through the activation of the body’s immune system.

Go through these reference links now -

  1. Argan Oil by Argan Oil Society
  2. Argan Essential Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Argan Oil by Jenn Adkins