The Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter is one of nature’s premiere miracle workers!

This rejuvenating butter contains a rich amount of unremovable fatty acid crucial to moisturizing and revitalizing the skin. Most experts agree, Shea butter is far superior to most other butters or oils as it provides all the essential vitamins needed to make the skin look and feel silkier, resilient, and healthier. It’s also jam-packed with anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties that have been known to heal scrapes, cuts, and burns; relieve sunburn and rashes; take the sting out of insect bites, and ease the pain from muscle fatigue and arthritis.

A 2010 study issue of the “Journal of Oleo Science” by Toshihiro Akihisa and colleagues found that shea fat has significant anti-inflammatory properties. The study showed a remarkable reduction of inflammation in mice suffering from edema. After being given shea fat compounds, the inflammation was reduced by over 45 percent.

Another study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology by the Department of Pharmacology at the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos concluded that shea butter is an effective nasal decongestant. Participants were given two to four applications of shea butter in the nasal cavity, and within just 12 to 24 hours they showed no signs of inflammation, congestion or nasal damage.

Shea butter has so many properties that make it useful for treating medical conditions like arthritis, tendinitis, and other joint inflammation, it’s no wonder we included the premium ingredient into our pain-relieving balm.  Additionally, shea butter contains a number of acids ranging from palmitic acid to oleic acid, linoleic acid, allantoin and more.

When combined with cannabis and arnica, it makes for a perfect base for maximum for a salve that helps relieve pain and inflammation. If you don’t see shea butter in your favorite topical relief balm, it’s time to get a new favorite.