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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Argan tree




Argan tree




The argan tree, the argan or the Berber almond is a very the rare tree that grows in the south of the country of Morocco only, especially in the region of Souss, in addition to some regions of Algeria in Tindouf, and the Negev desert and Wadi Araba in Palestine, and the argan tree is distinguished by its oil which is considered one of the most Worldwide rare oils, and in this article, we will talk about this tree and its benefits.

Argan Tree Benefits

·         Using their skins as fruits after extracting the oil, as food for livestock.
·         Protecting the soil from the danger of erosion, erosion, and desertification, and preserving the ecological balance, as the roots of the Argan tree, hit the ground, to a depth of up to approximately two hundred meters.
·         The possibility of using its oil in cooking.
·         Shade in its shade in the summer.
·         Take advantage of its wood for heating in the winter.


Benefits of argan tree oil


·         Cleaning the skin, eliminating the effects of acne, along with its role in giving the skin softness and natural freshness.
·         Treating white lines and skin cracks.
·         Prevention of the lines that appear on the skin of the abdomen when pregnant, and also treatment in the event of its appearance.
·         Revitalizing the vital functions of skin cells.
·         Repair the skin barrier and rebuild it.
·         Resist the signs of aging of skin and skin.
·         Nourishing, softening and protecting hair from damage and split ends, in addition to nourishing the scalp and treating the dandruff problem.
·         Treating the effects of burns and wounds.
·         Strengthening nails.
·         Stimulate blood circulation.
·         Maintaining a healthy heart.



Dangers to the argan tree

 The argan tree is widespread in Morocco, and entire forests have been named after them, i.e. argan forests, but there are a group of dangers that threaten this plant, due to the overgrazing of livestock in their areas of existence and the exploitation of its wood for firewood and heating during the winter, so it took place in the year 1999 AD, declared the Arkan Forest a natural reserve by UNESCO, in exchange for preventing the investment of those trees to extract their oil, and preserving them by applying a set of environmental policies under the supervision of the Moroccan authorities and the supervision of the International Organization.


Arkan forest in Morocco


The Argan Forest constitutes approximately eighteen percent of the forest area in Morocco, and the majority of the vegetation in the Souss Atlas region is small, on an area of ​​approximately 21 square kilometers, and the argan trees are natural windbreaks, which limits the advance of desertification in those areas. The climate prevalent in the argan forests, it is the Mediterranean climate, just as the argan tree can grow and live in a semi-dry or dry climate.




 Argan oil ingredients


 Argan oil contains the elements of tocopherol, squalene, steroids, carotene, and phenols, as well as a group of acids according to the ratios shown in the following table: 

 
The material or element
The ratio
Oleic acid
42.8%
Linoleic acid
36.8%
Stearic acid
6.0%
Palmitic acid
12.0%
Linolenic acid
Less than 0.5%

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