Moringa oil is extracted from mature Moringa seeds which are about 40% oil. For example, if you have 100 dried Moringa seeds and if you extract the oil from them, you would have the equivalent of 40 of the seeds in volume. It is also known as the “Oil of Ben”.
This oil can be kept at a room temperature for a very long time.
Throughout history, Moringa oil was used for medicinal purposes to treat a variety of conditions such as: skin diseases, gout, joint pain, rheumatism, inflammation, stomach distress, scurvy, prostate problems and many others.
Moringa oil can be used in the kitchen in many different ways:
For cooking and frying
As a shortening for baking
Base for mayonnaise
With herbs for dipping bread
It can also be used at home and in industry:
As a beauty oil for masks for face and hands
In shampoos and hair conditioners
In beauty creams and lotions
For making soap
As a base for perfumes
As an excellent lubricant for metals. Watchmakers use it as “Ben oil” to lubricate fine watches.
Moringa oleifera – Moringa Oil was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by Moringa Facts