Moringa Drumstick

Moringa Oil or Ben Oil

Moringa Oil moringa seed moringa kernal seed drumstic oil Moringa oil comes from the seeds of the moringa oleifera tree, a fast growing leafy tree species native to the Himalayas. Moringa oleifera seeds, harvested from their pods, yield approximately 35 - 40% of non-drying moringa oil, also known as Ben oil or Behen oil.

The bright yellow oil with a pleasant taste has been compared in quality with olive oil. Moringa oil possesses exceptional oxidative stability which may explain why the Egyptians placed vases of Moringa oil in their tombs. Moringa oil is very long lasting oil with a shelf life of up to 5 years.
Moringa oil has numerous applications.

Moringa oil has tremendous cosmetic value and is used in body and hair care as a moisturizer and skin conditioner. Moringa oil can be used for perfume base as a fuel and for oiling machinery. Moringa oil can also be used to produce soap and finely moringa oil can aslo be used in food.
Moringa oil is light and spreads easily on the skin. It is best for massage and aromatherapy applications. Moringa oil is used in the following range of cosmetic products.
  • Anti aging, wrinkle creams
  • Hair care products
  • Soaps and Liquid body wash
  • Aromatherapy oils
  • Massage Oil
  • Face creams
  • Perfumes and Deoderants

Moringa oil has nourishing and emollient properties giving it benefits for use in skin and hair care products. Moringa oil is useful in lifting dirt out of the hair and is an efficient natural cleanser. By simply wetting the hair, massaging the oil into the scalp and rinsing can effectively clean and moisturize the scalp. moringa oil is a popular choice for many anti-aging and wrinkle reduction products.

Moringa oil is rich in vitamins A and C and unsaturated fatty acids. Moringa oil contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help heal minor skin complaints such as cuts, bruises, burns, insect bites, rashes and scrapes quickly

Nutrient content of the Moringa Oil

Acid Value mq Ko H/2 5.0
Peroxide Value meq/kg 0.8
Saponification value mq Ko H.g 178.8
Moisture, % by wt. 0.2
Total ash, % by wt. 0.01
Protein, % by wt. (N x 6.25) Nil
Fat, % by wt. 99.8
Crude fibre, % by wt. Nil
Carbohydrates (by difference), % by wt. Nil
Calorific value, (K.cals/100g) 898
Myristic 0.1%
Palmitic 7.3%
Oleic 71.4%
Lignoceric 0.8%
Unidentified 0.8%