Andiroba is found naturally from Central America to Paraguay, but it is more predominant in the Amazon region, where two different andiroba species are present, which are Carapa guianensis and C. procera, both of which stand out for being large trees reaching to reach thirty meters high, belonging to the Meliacea family.
Indigenous populations use them to extract oils, prepare ointments, medicinal ointments, or as food. These resources are extracted from the forest flora: from resins, latex, leaves, seeds, fruits, barks, roots, among others.
They are known to present healing, anti-inflammatory and insecticidal functions. It is known in the Amazon for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, lipolysis and healing virtues.
It is officially recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Health as having these properties, it warms the skin and muscles, resting nerve and muscle contractions, as well as joint and vertebral pain, bruising, rheumatism, sprains, arthrosis, lumbagos and sciatica.
NATURAL HAIR BRIGHTENER:
Andiroba oil gives brilliance and flexibility to the hair.
PEDICULICIDE AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT OF THE SKIN:
It is used to kill lice and parasites on the scalp and skin, as it is very bitter. Indeed, these seeds supply an oil characterized by its bitterness, to take care of skin infections, as well as to ward off insects. Numerous studies reveal a very strong ability to repel insects and parasites such as ticks, lice and mosquitoes.
IMPROVES SKIN ELASTICITY, HEALING EFFECT, ANTI-CELLULITE:
Andiroba oil is basically composed of major fatty acids such as: myristic, stearic, oleic (Ѡ-9), linoleic (Ѡ-6) and linolenic (Ѡ-3). Healing, improves skin elasticity due to the high concentration of tannins it contains and helps to eliminate localized fats (cellulite). It is used for skin lesions such as eczema, psoriasis and mycosis, and also to give shine and flexibility to the hair.
MORE HYDRATED AND HEALTHY SKIN
Leaves a silky, smooth and perfumed skin effect, long hydration, restores the skin barrier, andiroba oil is also famous for its beneficial action on skin lesions, as well as eczema, psoriasis and mycosis.
HOW TO USE?
It is for external use; place a few drops on the fingers and apply to the skin, massaging until absorbed. Apply a few drops all over the hair and leave it to act for 30 minutes and wash with the usual shampoo.
Andiroba Oil (30ml)
After years of use by the residents of the area, there are no contraindications. However, as a precaution, it should not be used in pregnant or lactating women or children, since there are no clinical studies that guarantee its safety.
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