Presence of oleic acid in Argan oil makes it practical solution for those who always have their cholesterol levels spiked; it helps to limitize it and maintain it. According to recent research, a very small quantity of Argan oil can considerably lower the cholesterol level for over a month.
Several other acids present in Argan oil are converted into 3 different kinds of prostaglandins. These prostaglandins are very beneficial for many bodily functions like immunization and anti-inflammatory functions.
Prostaglandins are also very useful for people with cardiovascular disorders.
Antioxidant vitamin E is present in large quantity in Argan oil. Vitamin E is very good for regulating functioning of heart and sex organs.
Unlike other oils, Argan oil contains Sterols. These sterols help block the cholesterol absorption from intestines. They are also found to be anti-cancerous.
Argan oil increases the concentration of a digestive enzyme named pepsin thus plays part in digestion as well.
Argan oil is very useful in Arthritis in which joints of the body are damaged in several ways. It slows down the degenerative processes going on in long bones of the body.
It is also helpful in rheumatic disease. Rheumatic fever can damage heart, skin, joints and brain.
Argan oil is also thought to be anti-Acne and good against chickenpox. Acne is an inflammatory disease in which red dots appear on skin.
It is also deemed to be Aphrodisiac. It increases sexual desire and ability in a person.
Argan oil is most popular as an anti-aging agent. It prevents the degeneration of muscles, a natural process resulting from growing age.
Argan oil has many culinary uses. It is used in dressings besides giving a nutty smell to crudités that are served before a meal.
Tampering of different cooked dishes like fish, sweet potatoes, salad, goat cheese, soups and even desserts with Argan oil enhances these dishes by giving a nutty taste and smell.
Argan oil gives an herbal and nutty touch to cooked foods, thus makes them a sort of oriental food.
Cosmetic uses of Argan oil are numerous. It has a strengthening effect on hair nail and skin. It prevents the skin from premature aging symptoms like wrinkles and crow’s feet. Moreover it is very helpful in quickly curing burns or other inflammatory bruises on skin. It is also useful in neutralizing the marks on skin after pregnancy. It is widely used as a cosmetic product and appreciated by renowned beauticians. It is also useful in getting rid of dandruff in hair. It protects the body against Ultraviolet radiations.