Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) medicinal herb is a desert plant that is native to the Sonoran desert. It is a perennial shrub of the Simmondsiaceae family, and it possesses quite a number of medicinal benefits.
The common names for this medicinal herb are Goat nut, Simmondsia chinensis, Coffee Berry, Wild hazel, Deer nut, Quinine nut and Gray box bush.
The main parts used as herbal medicine are the seeds, which are crushed then made into oil. This oil is the main ingredient that is used for herbal remedies, especially for the skin. This is really an excellent alternative herbal medicine for skin care.
The medicinal properties are emollient, laxative, aromatic, antibacterial and antioxidant. The constituents are simmondsin, vitamin E and erucic acid.
Indians of the Southwest used the oil to cleanse and strengthen the
hair as well as the skin. It is very beneficial in clearing up pores that are
clogged up which can result in blackheads, acne and blemishes. This is
due to its anti bacterial agent which can fight against various ailments
on the skin which also include dryness and skin flakes problems. Skin ailments also include eczema.
The essential oil can also prevent the skin from aging too quickly and may be seen as an herbal anti aging product. It can protect and preserve the skin from the harsh elements that are around us in the atmosphere. Therefore, after exposing the body to the sun, it may be used to prevent peeling of the skin and makes it soft and smooth. You can also add the oil to your regular lotion and it will be just as beneficial for your skin. It is therefore a good skin moisturizer.
Due to the fact that it is so beneficial for the skin, some people utilized its health benefits by promoting it as a massage oil. Some oils do nothing for the skin but this essential oil will also make the skin supple and glowing. I cannot understand why many of us avoid these herbal remedies that are good for us and will most times make it an habit to use the products that will at times irritate the skin.
It is also a natural remedy for all kinds of hair. When it is rubbed into the scalp, it strengthens the hair and gets rid of dandruff. It will also treat itchy scalp as well as hair loss. It is a natural remedy for hair growth. Therefore, the oil is found in various products such as hair oil, shampoos as well as conditioner. It will make the worst hair becomes the best hair.
It may also be classified as an effective herbal bath which can soften and moisturize the skin. This may be done by putting a cap full of jojoba oil in warm bath water, which does not only soften the skin, but the toe nails as well making it easier for a good pedicure. It is also a very an extraordinary lip balm and with its vitamin E, it will be able to keep the lips moisturized throughout the day.
Jojoba is simply a very excellent medicinal herb.