What is moringa oil?

For anyone looking to find a hair treatment that could help them, moringa oil is definitely worth your time and consideration. With this particular kind of oil, you are receiving a product which has been taken from the seeds of the Moringa oleifera, which is a small tree found in the Himalayan mountains. 

Moringa is used in various day to day experiences, some which you might be aware of. When it comes to using moringa oil, though, it pays to know what it can actually do for you. The seeds which are used for creating moringa oil come with a high mixture of protein, sterols, and tocopherols within them. Used commonly in cooking and as an essential oil, what can moringa oil do for your hair?

Moringa Oil For Hair: Benefits

Moringa oil comes with a huge array of positive benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Just part of the major benefits that you can enjoy when using this particular kind of oil, especially for your hair, include:

  • A healthy dosage of flavonoids, such as catechin, quercetin, and kaempferol.
  • Can help to reduce nocturnal heart rate, which in turn helps with improving sleeping quality. 
  • A healthy intake of Vitamin B groups, including Vitamin B1 and/or Thiamin.
  • Vitamin A intake, helping to possess B-Carotene to avoid oxidation of molecules.
  • The oily substance can help to massage the scalp, improving scalp condition over time.
  • Can combat problems such as split ends and fight off against issues such as dandruff.

Moringa Oil Side Effects

Some of the side effects which could be related to the usage of Moringa oil in your system could include:

  • A lowering of the blood pressure and a slowing of the heart rate due to presence of alkaloids.
  • It has been suggested that regular intake of moringa oil can be associated with fertility issues, however this has not been proven conclusively and is very much debated.
  • Uterine contractions can be caused by the moringa bark, too, so consider this moving forward.
  • Also, studies have shown links with moringa oil and damage to the liver and kidneys of rats. 


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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