The American Shea Butter Institute writes that Shea Butter is laden with unparalleled moisturising properties and matchless healing properties of up to 17 times greater than other seed oils.
Shea butter is wonderful to use on our bodies and even to eat! We must add though you should only eat food grade Shea Butter
Let's take a closer look at one of the underlying reasons for Shea Butter's unprecedented effectiveness:
Shea butter is rich in Vitamins A, E, K, & F responsible for making it an excellent antioxidant as well for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties! There are plenty more benefits attributed to this Vitamin salad alone but more on that another time.
Its high concentration of excellent essential fatty acids is crucial. These acids serve as emollients: which means that they seal up moisture into your skin. They also soften hard or crack skin and keep the skin smooth. More still, these fatty acids help form a protective layer that protects the skin from microbes and harsh environmental conditions that triggers or aggravates different skin conditions such as extreme weather conditions.
How about some more startling effects of Shea Butter:
A study carried out by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology discovered shea butter to be more a more effective treatment for nasal congestion than nasal spray!
A study by the ‘Journal of Oleo Science’ writes; has even shown that one of the compounds found in shea butter; Lupeol Cinnamate prevents tumor development. Obviously, we don't expect to see oncology ward to be stocking Shea Butter just yet but what is clear is that the more we study Shea Butter the more we discover just how extraordinary this ‘miracle’ nut is! Adding `
Hey, the list of the health benefits of Shea Butter extends further than you can imagine:
- Helps soothe Skin & Baby nappy rash.
- Treats Rheumatism
- Treats Arthritis
- Treats Insect Bites, Dermatitis Psoriasis & eczema
- Treats Diarrhea
- Wound healing
- Provides instant relief to itchy crack skin
Yes, that's right, Shea butter graduated from the Medical School of Nature many millennia ago with a 1st Class degree!
We have much more to come on the extensive benefits of Shea Butter so stayed tuned. Comment below your favourite use of shea butter and why not share this article with a friend that would be interested.