INTERNATIONAL Congress on the Argan Tree 2021 (To be confirmed...)

The International Scientific Congress on the Argan Tree is a biennial meeting and network event gathering members of the scientific community and international researchers, forest managers, economic actors and Development Institutions, to discuss and share the latest scientific findings and researches carried out on the Argan tree and Argan oil.

Taking place in Morocco, the Congress is organized by the National Agency for the development of Oasis Zones and The Argan Tree (ANDZOA) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries, the Office of the High Commissioner for Water and Forestry and the National Research Institute Agricultural. For more information, please visit:


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Derouiche A, Cherki M, Drissi A, Bamou Y, El Messal M, Idrissi-Oudghiri A, Lecerf JM, Adlouni A. Nutritional intervention study with Argan oil in man: effects on lipids and apolipoproteins. Ann Nutr Metab. 2005 May-Jun;49(3):196-201. Epub 2005 Jul 13

OuldMohamedou MM, Tacha A, El Messal M, El Kebbaj MS, Chraibi A, Adlouni A. The consumption of Argan oil induces a lipid-lowering effect in dyslipidemic patients. Mediterranean journal of nutrition and metabolism 2012; 5 (2); 143-7.

Sour S, Belarbi M, Khaldi D, Benmansour N, Sari N, Nani A, Chemat F, Visioli F. Argan oil improves surrogate markers of CVD in humans. Br J Nutr. 2012 Jun;107(12):1800-5. doi:10.1017/S0007114511004958.

Haimeur A, Messaouri H, Ulmann L, Mimouni V, Masrar A, Chraibi A, Tremblin G, Meskini N. Argan oil prevents prothrombotic complications by lowering lipid levels and platelet aggregation, enhancing oxidative status in dyslipidemic patients from the area of Rabat (Morocco). Lipids Health Dis. 2013 Jul 20;12:107. doi: 10.1186/1476-511X-12-107.

Batta FZ, Sqalli Houssaini T, Alaoui Sekkouri K, Alaoui H, Dahri S, Alaoui Belghiti K, Arrayhani M and Errasfa M. Hemodialysis-associated dyslipidemia: Effect of Virgin Argan Oil consumption. J Int Res Med Pharm Sci 2016, vol 9 (3): 139-145.

El Jaoudi R, Elkabbaj D, Bahadi A, Ibrahimi A, Benyahia M, Errasfa M, Consumption of Argan Oil Improves Anti-Oxidant and Lipid Status in Hemodialysis Patients. Phytother Res. 2015, Jun 23. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5405.

Essouiri J, Harzy T, Benaicha N, Errasfa M, Abourazzak FZ. Effectiveness of Argan oil on knee osteoarthritis symptoms: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2017 Jul 10. doi: 10.2174/1573397113666170710123031. [Epub ahead of print]

Essouiri J, Abourazzak FE, Lazrak F, Najdi A, Benaicha N,Harzy T and Errasfa M. Efficacy of Argan oil on metabolic syndrome in a Moroccan knee osteoarthritis population. Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2016 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print]