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Health benefits of monoi oil

Monoi oil has many health benefits, such as promote good sleeping habits; soothe inflammation; balance cholesterol levels; slows signs of aging; moisturizes skin and hair. Monoi oil is unique tropical oil which is made by soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenians in coconut oil. The monoi oil is native to French Polynesia and nearby regions, where both the coconut trees and flowers grow in high numbers.

The monoi oil has been used for thousands of years by the native people of that region and it is considered culturally sacred due to the usage in religious ceremonies, as well as the protective abilities against harsh environmental conditions. Those people who have sensitive skin should know that monoi oil can cause inflammation or irritation to their skin due to the powerful chemicals in found in gardenia flowers, as well as the organic coconut oil. You should apply a small amount of monoi oil to your skin and watch if there are any negative reactions before you apply it a larger area of your skin. You should speak with your doctor if you are pregnant before you add monoi oil to your regular health ailment.

Health benefits of monoi oil

Health benefits of monoi oil

Reduces inflammation: It is known that there are many different health problems which can cause inflammation on the skin or scalp. Monoi oil has methyl salicylate which can help to eliminate many of the underlying factors. Monoi oil has soothing and moisturizing properties which can ease the pain of the underlying conditions while at the same time it will protect against further inflammation, including conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Moisturizes skin: There are many people in French Polynesia which use monoi oil as a full – body moisturizer so they cover themselves in this oil before they go sailing or diving. This can help their bodies to retain moisture even they are exposed to salt water, wind and harsh sun. This oil is very important for all people who want to keep their skin moist and nourished all day long.

Prevents dandruff: The monoi oil is excellent moisturizer so when it is rubbed into the skin, then it can effectively lock moisture in the scalp, which can prevent dry skin and flaking. You can help to neutralize the symptoms of dandruff if you use this oil in a period of one to two weeks.

Soothes sunburn: We spend a lot of time out in the sun but it is very important to protect the skin from the solar radiation. It is believed that the monoi oil can help to block some UV rays from penetrating the skin. If you have sunburns, then you can apply monoi oil to your skin to sooth the inflammation, eliminate pain and speed up the healing process of the burns.

Acts as anti – aging agent: You can use the coconut oil on your skin because it has lauric acid which can seek out the free radicals and neutralize them before they cause oxidative stress in your body. This can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve the feel of your skin and it can lower your risk of skin cancer.

Increases immunity: We know that the largest organ in our bodies is the skin. Also, this is the most exposed organ to the environmental factors. Our skin is constantly bombarded by the irritants, allergens and airborne pathogens. Monoil oil has anti – fungal properties which in a combination with the counter – irritant effects of methyl salicylate can help to keep your skin safe from infections.

Treats hair loss: There are many different factors which can lead to premature loss of hair, such as insufficient blood flow, topical infection, environmental stress and poor nutrient delivery to the hair. You should massage your scalp with monoi oil once per week because in this way you will stimulate the growth of new hair and protect the hair which you already have.

Prevents split ends: When the hair becomes nutrient deficient or when it dries out, then it cannot longer retain its shape which is resulting in split ends. You can make a hair mask with monoi oil which can help to increase your hair strength and prevent breakage and split ends. This will leave your hair healthy. If you constantly suffer from frizzy hair, then this oil can help you to have a good looking hair.

Ramesh Kumar
Ramesh Kumar
Dr. Ramesh kumar, BAMS is naturopathy doctor who is well versed with health benefits of all fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants


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