Hermodable Maripa Oil
Maripa oil comes from the Attalea maripa palm tree family, often called the maripa palm, that originates natively in most tropical South American countries. Hermodable sources its maripa oil from maripa palms in Suriname, a small country on the northeastern coast of South America.
Historically, Amazonian tribal people would consume the edible mesocarp of the yellow fruit, and findings of the seeds have been found in archaeological sites as far back as 9000 BC. Interestingly, the Huaorani tribe in Ecuador still uses parts of the tree to make blowgun darts.
Nowadays, maripa palm is commercially grown is for its oil, which is extracted from the pulp and seeds of the fruit. It is in the fatty acids and minerals of the oil that beneficial properties for human health have been identified for medicinal and cosmetic purposes
It was at the Federal University of Roraima in Brazil that researchers discovered 11 saturated and unsaturated fatty acids in the maripa oil. They found that the 11 fatty acids when in combination with a healthy diet “have benefits for human health by preventing heart disease, inflammation and even neurodegenerative diseases.”
Due to the rich amount of vitamin E and antioxidants that it contains, maripa palm oil has incredible anti-aging properties to prevent wrinkles. These hydration and nourishment properties are also great for providing relief for eczema and dry, itchy skin. As well as helping the skin to recover more quickly from stretch marks (pregnancy), scars and skin spots.
Medically, the maripa oil obtained from the seeds has been rubbed onto rheumatic areas of the body in order to bring relief. Rheumatism is any disease that includes inflammation and pain in the muscles and joints, or fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis.
Much like peanut, coconut, and other nut oils, maripa oil can cause allergic reactions. It’s very important to first test the maripa oil on a very small area of skin to ensure no allergic reactions take place before applying to a larger area.