Shea butter is a cream-like product made from the fatty part of nuts from the African Shea tree found in the African savannah. Other names for it include karate nut or mangifolia tree. It has vitamins A and E, and plant antioxidants.
Shea Butter has been used in Africa for thousands of years for medicinal purposes including: Burn and sore healing
- Scars and stretch marks
- Inflammation prevention
- Skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff
- Cell renewal
- Improved circulation
- Skin protectant
- Arthritis relief
- Nasal decongestant
- Tumor prevention
Shea Butter is also used as a:
Does shea butter work
Research suggests that shea butter may prevent skin damage from ultraviolet rays. It may also prove useful against and inflammation and nasal congestion.[4, 5]
Warnings and considerations
Where to buy
Although we don't sell Shea butter, you can compare quality and prices here at PricePlow. Please note that we are not doctors. We do not manufacture the products listed here and take no responsibility for their effects on your health. Always talk to a doctor before starting a new supplement, vitamin, diet, or exercise regimen.
- Karyn Maier; SFGate; "Shea Butter Benefits;"
- Vitaminstuff.com; "Shea Butter"
- Sheabutter.net; "Shea Butter Benefits and Suggested Uses"
- T. Akihisa, et. al.; Journal of Oleo Science; "Anti-inflammatory and Chemopreventitive Effects of Triterpene Cinnamate and Acetates From Shea Fat;" 2010
- A. Telia; British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; "Preliminary Studies on Nasal Decongestant Activity From the Seed of the Shea Butter Tree, Butyrospermum Parkii;" May 1979