• macadamia

      Macadamia

      The macadamia nut has its origins in the state of Queensland in Australia, but grows spontaneously also in Indonesia or New Caledonia. Its therpeutic properties were already known by the Australien aborigines 500 years ago, while the first Europeans to discover it were John McAdam and Ferdinand von Mueller in 1858. The macadamia tree is cultivated in Hawai, South Africa, Costa Rica, Brazil and California. These nuts are very rich in oil, the cold pressed oil of macadamia is used in the cosmetic and alimentar industry.

      The macadamia nut is very rich in vitamin A, E and of the B group, minerals, carbohydrates, vitamins, phosphor, proteins, manganese. The macadamia oil has an amber, clear and brillant color. This oil is excellent for the skin, it protects from wrinkles. Moreover it’s recommended to tighten the breast skin. This oil is also excellent for a pre- shampoo mask for the hair. This oil has also very good emollient quality, the macadamia oil can be used pure on the face, neck, body and decolleté, repairing these areas from stretch marks. Moreover it has a cicatrizant effect and regulating effect on the lymphatic and circulatory system. The macadamia nuts are also rich in magnesium, which is essential for a good sleep and for a correct function of the muscles. This nuts have a sweet and delicate taste, but there are produced only moderate quantities, therefor they are relatively expensive. Even the macadamia is rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids. It is moreover rich in fibres which are beneficial for the intestine.