Saturday, October 23, 2010

6 Things You May Not Know About Shea

1. The shea fruit consists of a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed from which is extracted shea butter.

2. it is believed that some of the early users of shea butter were such noted women as Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba.

3. The Karite tree(shea tree) grows without assistance from man. In fact, most attempts by the Europeans to cultivate it have proven to be unsuccessful.

4. Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity.

5. Shea butter protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

6. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks.

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