Mango seed oil is the oil which is extracted from the stone of the fruit named Magniferia indica. The oil has soft yellow color. It is also called Mango butter or Mango kernel fat. At room temperatures, it becomes semi solid and is widely used in sun care balms, baby creams, moisturizing products and hair products. This oil has the melting point of 90-108°F (3242 °C). It could be prepared at home by removing the coat of the seeds and mixing the seeds with olive oil and coconut oil. This mixture is sealed in a glass jar in sunlight for about 7 to 10 days.
The tree of Mango is native to South Asia of Eastern India. It belongs to the family Anacardiaceae and is the relative of cashew and pistachio trees. The mango seeds were carried by Persian traders to the Middle East. It was introduced to Africa by the sea-faring Portuguese in the 16th century which was taken to Brazil in the 1700s. The seeds of mango traveled with humans to the Middle East, Asia, South America, and East Africa around 300 or 400 A.D. Mango was spread to North Americas which reached in the early 19th century Mexico and in 1860 to the United States.
The mangoes which are sold in the U.S were grown in Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Haiti, and Guatemala. It was grown commercially. Today, it has become widely popular.
Health Benefits of Mango seed oil
Mango is a widely known fruit that is popular for its pulpy flesh. Along with that the seeds also possess various health benefits. The oil is extracted from the Mango seed that offers health benefits that are listed below:
The seeds of Mango promote blood circulation in the body that helps to lower cholesterol. People having high cholesterol levels should add Mango oil to their diet.
Lowers blood sugar
It is helpful for diabetic patients because it helps to reduce the level of blood sugar by maintaining the level of energy. It slows down the absorption of glucose in the body.
Mango seed oil lowers the appearance of acne in the skin. The use of Mango scrub regularly could be helpful.
Maintains healthy weight
The fruit and seeds of Mango help to manage the weight effectively. It promotes the blood circulation and metabolism of the body as it is loaded with various vitamins and nutrients.
Mango oil is also used to treat dandruff. Massage hair with Mango seed oil and wait for about minutes. It nourishes the scalp as well.
Mango oil is loaded with fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that help to provide nourish and shiny hair.
It is used in lotions to moisturize and nourish the skin.
It prevents the drying of the skin.
It lowers skin inflammation and cures skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema.
Use this oil daily to avoid hair fall and prevent hair greying.
It also makes the hair black, long and shiny.
Due to the high content of Vitamin D, A, antioxidants, phytochemicals and beta-carotene, it effectively removes blackheads, dark patches on the skin and treats blemishes.
It also heals stretch marks, scars, and rashes such as acne, eczema and dermatitis.
It provides relief from insect bites and soothes itchy, inflamed and peeling skin.
It possesses anti-aging properties that erase wrinkles and lines.
It eliminates dandruff from the scalp and nourishes it.