Shea Butter: The Nourishing Properties of Africa's Best-Kept Natural Beauty Secret

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TNC International Inc, 2004
In the most up-to-date book of its kind, we share one of the African continents best-kept natural beauty secrets: shea butter. Shea butter is one of the mostif not the mostnourishing, healing, and anti-aging moisturizers available. And yet its positive attributes dont stop with external use. Shea has been part of Africas ancient healing systems for many thousands of years to control parasites among many other health applications; better yet, shea is completely natural. Discover the fascinating history of shea butter as we discuss its importance in traditional African health care and everyday life. See how the latest clinical studies are proving the benefit of shea oils as potential dietary supplements. Most importantly, however, you will learn how daily use of shea delivers myriad benefits to your skin. As you will see, breaking clinical data verifies the ancient and modern claims of skin that is more youthful, smoother, brighter, and more supple when treated with this natural, cost-effective, fast-acting oil. Listen to the story of shea: an amazing substance whose ancient pedigree is finding new uses and is winning the hearts of those who seek greater health and deeper beauty.

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Very informational book about shea butter thank you.

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Common Names
Historical Use of Shea Butter
Methods of Extraction
Why Rancidity Equals Poor Quality
Modern Use in the Western World
Comparison of Shea Butter to Other Oils and Emollients
Cocoa Butter
Macadamia Nut Butter
Scientific Research and Validation
Human Studies
Animal Studies
Skin Products and Effects
Allergic Reactions
Who Should Use Shea Butter?

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Page 2 - and, to my palate, of a richer flavor than the best butter I ever tasted made from cow's milk. The growth and preparation of this commodity seem to be among the first object of African industry in Bambarra and the
Page 2 - first dried in the sun, the butter is prepared by boiling the kernel in water has somewhat the appearance of a Spanish olive. The kernel is enveloped in a sweet pulp, under a thin green rind. The
Page 2 - admirable substitute for it. It is an important staple in the food of the natives and therefore the demand for it is great... the people were everywhere employed in collecting the fruit of the shea trees.
Page 51 - Sandstrom B. 1994. Fat high in stearic acid favorably affects blood lipids and factor VII coagulant activity in comparison with fats high in palmitic acid or high in myristic and lauric acids. Am J Clin Nutr
Page 2 - The butter produced from it, besides the advantage of its keeping the whole year without salt, is whiter,
Page 1 - supply the inhabitants of the maritime districts with native iron, sweet-smelling gums, frankincense, and a commodity called shea-toulou, which, literally translated,

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