BUTRYOPERMUM (Eso Ori) In Yoruba
Butyrospermum commonly known as shea tree, shi tree, or vitellaria. Is a tree of the Sapotaceae family. It is the only species in genus Vitellaria, and is indigenous to Africa. The shea fruit consists of a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed from which shea butter is extracted.
The shea tree is a traditional African food plant. It has been claimed to have potential to improve nutrition, boost food supply in the “annual hungry”
Where it Grows
The shea tree grows naturally in the wild in the dry savannah belt of West Africa from Senegal in the west to Sudan in the east, and onto the foothills of the Ethiopian highlands. It occurs in 19 countries across the African continent, namely Benin,, Ethiopia, Ghana,Niger, Nigeria, and other Africans Countries.
Butryspermum (Eso Ori) Uses:
- Hay-fever caused by ragweed. Early research suggests that applying Shea butter to the inside of the nose as needed over 4 days clears the airways and improves breathing in adults and children who have congestion from hay-fever. The airways appear to clear in as quickly as 30 seconds. The effect seems to last for up to 8.5 hours. Shea butter appears to improve congestion as effectively as certain nasal decongestant drops.
- Inflamed skin.
- Dry skin.
- Insect bites.
- Muscle soreness.
- Scaly, itchy skin (psoriasis).
- A skin infection caused by mites (scabies).
- Sinus infection.
- Skin ulcers.
- Stretch marks.
- Wound healing.
- Wrinkled skin.
- Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate Shea butter for these uses.
How Its Used:
People apply Shea butter to the skin for acne, arthritis, burns, dandruff, inflamed skin, dry skin, eczema,, itch, muscle soreness, scaly, a skin infection caused by mites, scars, skin breakages,wound healing, and wrinkled skin.
How does it work?
Shea butter works like an emollient. It might help soften or smooth dry skin. Shea butter also contains substances that can reduce skin swelling. This might help treat conditions associated with skin swelling such as eczema.
Side Effects Of Butryspermum (Eso Ori):
Shea butter is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in foods.
Shea butter is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin appropriately, short-term. About 2-4 grams of Shea butter has been applied to the inside of the nose safely for up to 4 days.
There isn’t enough reliable information available to know if using Shea butter long-term is safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Shea butter is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in foods. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Shea butter in greater amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: Shea butter is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in foods. Shea butter is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin appropriately, short-term. About 2-4 grams of Shea butter has been applied to the inside of the nose safely for up to 4 days.