Ancient Argan Oil History

The Unique Argan Oil Tree

Argan Oil, originates from Morocco (South Africa), is produced from a tree.

Being gain naturally from a specific tree, it is deemed as one of the rarest species of tree on Mother Earth.

In most recent years of research, this oil has been identified twice the level of richness as compared to traditional Olive Oil in both Vitamin E and Linoleic Acid, invaluable for their nutritional and anti-oxidant properties. Linoleic Acid or LA is an essential fatty acid – Unsaturated Omega-6, which is found in seeds and grains. This acid has an increasing popularity over beauty products given the beneficial properties on the skin, reducing acne problems, anti-inflammatory and retains moisture upon direct application. This means that scientific research has succeeded in proving the support on traditional reputation in Argan Oil and that reaps potential benefits in dire conditions such as Arthritis, Eczema and High-Cholesterol within Morocco. Furthermore, multinational corporations who manufacture cosmetics are offering Anti-ageing skin lotion creams whereby cosmetic version of Agan Oil is incorporated in them. Simply put, the cosmetic products are influenced by the natural source which in return, produces optimal benefits for personal usage and depicting a radiant outlook of an individual.

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UNESCO Protection On Argan Forests

There is no doubt on the narrow growth rate in the country of Morocco, between the Moroccan border cities Agadir and Essaouria, whereby the Argan tree grows on a limited stretch of band.

Argan tree is classified as an ancient tree and enforced as a relic of the Earth’s Initial Tertiary Period, approximately ended about 1.59 million years ago. The uniquity of this tree is it grows up to ten meters high, live for an average of 200 years, enjoys growing slowly with fiercely sharp features.

The core purpose of an Argan forest is that assistance in soil fertility is being rendered as well as protecting soil against fearsome wind-induced erosion and thunderous gale storms. Not only is Argan forest being able to pace down rate of desertification due to its affirmative nature, it has the natural ability to survive drought periods and arid conditions well.

However much it is being praised, the current state of an Argan forest is classified as closed to extinction. The main threat derives from excessive human exploitation due to the Argan Oil demand and supply, greedily manufactured in Morocco and exported for profits. The entire process has been ongoing for thousands of years and leading to the threat of extinction.

Wiping out at such an alarming rate, UNESCO officially declared the narrow band where Argan tree grows as a ‘biosphere reserve’. What this means is that a protected reserve is being formed size of a vast plain of 2,560,000 hectares, covered by Anti-Atlas and High Atlas Mountains, and near to Atlantic in the west. A total of 800,000 hectares is deemed as an enclosure for the Argan Trees, a safe and sound residence.

A sustainable competitive system of production is hence being formed to cater to the newly amass international interest in the realm of lucrative cosmetic and health powers of Argan Oil. In addition, Berber communities organized Fund Raising events from the sale of Argan Oil and utilized them to increase the standards of living as well as enhancing the literacy for women to achieve the same level of education as men.

Indeed, Argan Oil is a wonderful contentment to the Berber Community for hundreds if not thousands of years.


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