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Saturday, June 23, 2012

A miracle oil – unknown by most people

Sat. June. 23, 2012 
(NaturalHealth365) If you don’t know about argan oil you should, it is considered a miracle ingredient for good reason. Argan oil is extracted from the nuts of the argan tree, which is native to the southwestern parts of Morocco.
The tree is well adapted to drought and environmentally harsh conditions. Actually, the oil is pulled from the kernels of the tree and is valued for its enormous medicinal properties.
Is this the most valuable oil on the planet?
It is also called Moroccan Oil and comes from a species of tree that has existed from the Tertiary Age (65 million to 1.8 million years ago). This tree once covering most parts of North Africa, and now is considered an endangered species – under the protection of UNESCO.
The argan tree grows to a height of 8 to 10 meters and can survive for 200 years. The resulting fruits take more than a year to mature, and the enclosed hard nut contains one small oil-rich seed, and because of its limited and very specific growing areas the total perennial yield of the oil is quite low. It takes at least eight argan trees to produce (1) liter of oil.
The health benefits of extracted argan oil
In parts of Morocco, this oil replaces the olive as a source of both nourishment and for topical application. The kernels will keep for 20 years when unopened and can be stored and used as needed by any family.
The oil from unroasted seeds is used as a treatment for skin disease in some parts of the the world. Argan oil has sparked a whole lot of interest among cosmetic manufacturers and from the food industry. The special composition of argan oil is what enables it to be considered one of the healthiest oils on earth.
Boost your immune system, brain function plus much more
Argan oil may be more resistant to oxidation than olive oil and is made up of 80% fatty acids. Essential fatty acids cannot be synthesized by humans and must be obtained through diet. The special composition of argan oil which consists of unsaturated fats, sterols, vitamin E and omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids make it one of the most potent plants for both health and beauty.
The oleic acid content makes it effective at lowering cholesterol, the prostaglandins formed in the body after the consumption of the oil improves circulation, boost immunity, and suppresses inflammation.
The vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant by neutralizing oxidative stress. The linoleic acid helps with rheumatologic conditions and vascular problems. In fact, argan oil is a laboratory in itself and provides valuable resources to combat cell damage, early signs of aging and has anti-neoplastic (anti-cancer) properties. In addition, a 2004 study found that rats fed a diet containing argan oil had significantly lower blood pressure than the placebo group.
The power of nature helps us age gracefully
The anti-free radical activities come from the vitamin E, squalene, essential fatty acids, and carotenoids. Squalene is nutrient-rich antioxidant oil with the ability to anchor itself to cell membranes, and is involved in cell growth and development as it is a precursor of cholesterol, vitamin D, and all the steroid hormones in the body.
Naturally, the cosmetic industry is always interested in offering products that help regenerate the skin. It has been scientifically proven that argan oil renews the skin architecture and speeds up micro circulation to help delay the physiological aging process
It penetrates deeply and faster that most other oils. The skins own moisturizer is 25% squalene. This is a natural bactericide, andtioxidant, and has been effective in the treatment of dermatitis and skin cancer. Ferulic acid is the most abundant phenolic compound in argan oil, which prevents damage caused by ultraviolet light.
First pressed argan oil contains 3,100 mg/kg squalene, which is a much higher quantity than within olive oil. Argan oils ability to redefine the body and minimizing aging makes it the newest means to stay healthy – all the years of your life.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

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