04 Jul

Burkina Faso one of the most poor country in the world it’s the Producer of the Best Quality of SHEA BUTTER … Called

Shea butter: The “THE WOMENS GOLD ” of Burkina Faso
Shea nuts are known in the local Dioula language as karite (life). They grow mostly in the wild with little need for any special cultivation. The shea nut tree grows in abundance and is one of the few renewable resources in the semi-arid Sahel region of West Africa. It is found in a belt about 300 kilometres wide extending from Mali through Burkina Faso to Ghana, Togo and Benin. This ‘shea belt’ is the only place in the world where the tree grows. The largest concentration is found in Burkina Faso, across more than 80 per cent of the country. The shea tree has a very long lifespan of up to 200 years. It produces fruit after its fifteenth year, but does not reach full production until it is 25 years old. The shea tree has many uses: the bark is used as an ingredient in many traditional medicines against childhood ailments and in the treatment of minor scrapes and cuts. The shell serves as a mosquito repellent – vital in a region where malaria kills thousands of people a year. The shea tree also helps prevent wind erosion and adds organic matter back to the soil. The nuts are processed to obtain shea butter, which is used as cooking oil, for making soap, as medicine, and in cosmetics. In many western countries shea butter is highly prized for its superb healing and moisturising properties and is widely used in creams, sunscreen lotions and conditioners and in the treatment of burns and muscle pain. It is also used in chocolate manufacturing, since it complements cocoa very well, and is processed into baking fat, margarine, and cocoa butter substitutes.
Traditionally, shea nut harvesting and processing are rural women’s work. The women would individually collect the nuts of the wild-growing shea tree and convert them to shea butter in a very labour-intensive process. Only small quantities of shea nuts were processed into butter, however. The women would grind the nuts by hand, press them – often walking several miles to a press in another village and back to carry out this stage of the process – and boil and filter the oil. The process it’s hard and very laborious and the profit so .. Little !!!

Why Not to Offer to yourself what’s the Purest and the Best For Your Skin in stead to Go and Buy Industrial Transformed products claiming Having Shea Butter !?!? And Why to not give by your purchase a Little Money to this Women in stead of Buying L’Oreal , Lancôme as this companies are Already Rich !!!???

Anca de Cercel N.D.
Institut ANCA

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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Holistic Therapies


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