Argan oil, which is derived from the Argan tree native to Morocco, is sometimes called liquid gold because of the price that it fetches in the market. Although it has only recently come to light and recognition due to its beneficial properties this product has been used by the people of Morocco for quite a few centuries now. The oil is usually manufactured by pressing the kernels of the Argan tree and then processed as oil that can be used for various purposes. The oil produced from Argan kernels normally retains its effectiveness for a period of 3 to 6 months, while the kernels can retain their health properties for as long as 20-25 years.
Studies have shown that Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E which we all know is responsible for keeping skin healthy, supple, and flexible. The oil is normally applied to the body, face and hair to produce great results. It can reduce the signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines on the face, while allowing for a youthful glow when used on the body. People who have tried applying the oil to their hair have found it effective in slowing down the balding process and help retain a thick mane of hair in younger people. Hair strands also become healthier and less brittle, which in turn results in less hair fall.
Among those to whom the use of this beneficial oil from Morocco is recommended are the ones who have deep scars, stretch marks, and other skin conditions like eczema. Because it is rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants, the oil works overtime in bringing back the skin to its normal state. Because of this people have tagged this oil as magical, being able to eliminate traces of skin imperfections after regular application on the body.
Similar to olive oil but certainly more potent and powerful, Argan oil can also be used for cooking. Its health benefits are not only limited to the treatment of certain skin conditions but can also be beneficial for the body’s internal organs as well. This magical oil as they call it has no transfat and no cholesterol, making it an ideal cooking agent. When ingested regularly, the oil can contribute to a stable blood sugar level, making it great for people suffering from diabetes. Indeed, Argan oil is rich in health benefits that a lot of people are only beginning to discover.