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Benefits and Use of Macadamia Nut

Among hundreds of nuts' species, one of the most valuable and useful is a macadamia nut. Its popularity is simply enormous. The nut macadamia is very valuable, and is widely used in the cosmetology. 

In this article we will discuss the useful properties of this nut, and also tell you, where and how it is applied. 

The homeland of these small macadamia nuts is considered Australia, and at present they cultivated widely in Hawaii. In particular, such a high cost and rarity is associated with the region of growth, as well as the complexity of harvesting and processing. So, nuts have a strong shell, which makes them very problematic to clean. As to taste, the nut is more like hazelnuts, and it is representing a huge nutritional value for the human body.

Useful Properties of Macadamia Nut 

This product is an excellent medicine remedy that helps get rid of many ailments, diseases of the osseous system, migraines and headaches. The macadamia nut is legendary with wound healing properties, as well as the ability to restore the skin after the significant burns. These nuts are useful as a general restorative mean for immunity. 

The modern medicine was convinced of the useful properties of macadamia nuts, and all thanks to the unique and useful composition of this product. So, the nuts contain about two hundred different substances, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. They are rich in protein, so are useful for those who refrain from eating meat. 

Among other things, the macadamia nuts contain a large amount of fats related to monounsaturated fatty acids. In other words, this fat does not harm the organism, but, on the contrary, is very useful for it. Its fats promote the vascular strengthening, and as a result − prevent the development and occurrence of a disease such as atherosclerosis. 
The macadamia nut is useful for the people with high cholesterol, reducing it to the normal values. In addition, this product improves the blood coagulation, which represents an excellent prevention for the heart and the blood vessels. 

In large quantities, the nuts contain the manganese, which contributes to the formation of bone tissue, takes part in the breakdown of cholesterol and carbohydrates, and is useful for the enzyme systems. 

Among other things, these nuts are useful for men's health, thanks to the content of zinc in the organism. Its presence increases the mobility of spermatozoa. The macadamia nuts are useful at the angina, the arthritis and the varicose veins. It will be good to use them for the prevention of cancer. 


The macadamia nut oil is also of great value to the human body. This oil is obtained by the cold pressing, which retains all the valuable properties. So, it remains the fatty acids, the vitamins and the minerals in its composition. There is a palmitic acid is present in the macadamia oil, which is hardly found in any other products, but which is very important for the skin health. 

According to the range of useful properties, this oil resembles the vegetable wax or the mink fat, which are quite problematic to obtain. Thus, the macadamia nut's oil is a part of cosmetic products. 

In particular, it is a part of creams for opening pores, helps eliminate wrinkles, smoothing them. This oil improves the skin, softening and nourishing it, keeping health, youth and beauty. The nut's oil is useful and for hair − helps to strengthen the roots, penetrating the structure of the hair, and feeding the bulbs. 

Macadamia nut's oil, in fact, like nuts themselves, has no warnings or contraindications, so it is recommended to everyone, without any exceptions. 

Recipes and Application 

To get the ideal remedy for dry skin, mix the base macadamia oils and almonds in equal amounts and add to each one tablespoon of the mixture to four drops of rose essential oil or a tablespoon of rose water. For the most dry and flaky areas, it is best to apply the oil to the fingertips and rub it into the skin in a circular, very light motions. 


To cleanse the face, just a few drops of undiluted macadamia oil are enough: apply them on a wet cotton wool or cotton pad and rub the skin. 

An excellent hand cream can be obtained by mixing a tablespoon of sesame, macadamia oil, glycerin and aloe juice, if necessary adding ten drops of the selected essential oil. 

To compensate for the lack of moisture in the head's scalp in the summer: put a few drops of this oil on the pads of the fingers and gently massage the skin for three-five minutes. After that, carefully comb your hair along the entire length. 

A mask for giving silky and shine to the hair: two tablespoons of the oil with the juice of a quarter of lemon, warms in a water bath and with such heated composition rub the hair from the roots to the tips half an hour before washing the head. 

Nourished wrapping: spread the macadamia oil along the entire length of hair, tie on a kerchief or wrap the head with a towel and leave it overnight. In the morning, rinse with water, adding to it lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (1:1).

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