A beneficial form of the Moringa seed is oil. This oil is beneficial both as a food and for medicinal properties. It is also known to be a main ingredient in beauty products and other industry uses. Always purchase your moringa oil products from a trusted source in order to benefit in full from moringa’s various benefits. However, we understand that some consumers would like to try to make moringa oil at home. We share the methods in the following article.
There are many methods to obtain oil from the Moringa seeds. For solvent extraction, extra virgin, or cold press a specialised Moringa oil extraction machine is needed. These may cost several hundred or even thousands of dollars. A much more reasonable and cost-efficient method is on the stovetop at home.
The first important aspect about how to make Moringa oil is how many seeds you will need. Only fully mature Moringa seeds are effective in making oil, for they are about 40% oil. You will need a lot of seeds for the process. Roughly, the oil from 100 seeds is equal to 40 seeds. Gather as many seeds as you are capable of harvesting.
Remove the seeds from their pods and then from their brown outer shell. To remove them from their shell you may use a mortar and pestle or your hands. Place the seeds in a skillet and roast them until they turn dark brown. The flimsy outer shell will remain white. It may help to cut one of the seeds in half to check if they are developing the proper dark brown colouring.
Pour the seeds into a blender to thoroughly chop them. Then heat a pot of water and add the crushed seeds. Bring the water to a boil and wait for the oil to rise to the surface. Once it is clear that oil is rising to the top, let the water simmer for about 20 more minutes. Now, it is time to skim the surface of the water to collect the Moringa oil from the seeds. Let it cool or place it in the fridge. The oil should coagulate and become separate from the water. Again, skim the oil and store it in a clean glass container. Your oil is now ready for use!
Good quality Moringa oil has a beautiful golden hue and smells like fresh leaves. The oil takes a long time to become rancid and can be kept at room temperature for an extended amount of time. This substance is very valuable and is capable of being used in many areas of food, health, and beauty. There are practically limitless ways of how to use Moringa oil.
Moringa seeds are rich in vitamins B and C. The oil holds precious substances such as antioxidant, anti-ageing, antimicrobial, exfoliant, and emollient properties. They also possess 36 phytonutrients of anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help in liver repair and restoring its enzymes, reducing oxidative stress, heart disease, diabetes, bowel disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, balancing hormones, and any issues having to do with bones, lungs, skin, and major organs. The oil can help slow the ageing process, regulate sleep patterns, and aid in a more rapid recovery process from ailments. Historically, the Moringa seed’s oil has been used for scurvy, gout, skin disease, inflammation, stomach distress, rheumatism, and so much more.
Like most oils that are typically used for cooking, Moringa oil uses are just about identical. Making popcorn, pasta, sauces, dressings and baked goods are just the beginning of the oil’s capabilities. Dipping it with pizza crust, adding it to garlic butter, or frying it with fish are delicious ways of adding more nutrients to your diet. Eating just a tablespoon of Moringa oil a day could miraculously improve your overall health.