Entries by Marcie

What Benefits Does Kigelia Africana Cream Provide?

What Benefits Does Kigelia Africana Cream Provide? Kigelia Africana cream is made from the fruit of the Sausage Tree.  Harvested throughout Southern Africa, trees of the kigelia africana and kigelia pinnata species grow a large sausage-appearing fruit that the region’s indigenous people have long used for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. More recently cosmetic researchers have acknowledged the fruit’s skin-enhancing properties through successive […]

Kigelia Africana

Kigelia Africana Why are the seeds of this species difficult? The seeds present no inherent problems in storage or germination. However, if they have not been properly dried and stored under optimal conditions, storage life and viability will be reduced. Kigelia africana tree with fruit (Image: T. Ulian, RBG Kew) Seed Storage This species has […]

Sausage Tree Kigelia Pinnata: An Ethnobotanical and Scientific Review

Sausage Tree Kigelia Pinnata: An Ethnobotanical and Scientific Review   Introduction Southern Africa contains over 30,000 plant species, many of which have potential as economically useful plants that are relatively unknown to Western civilization due to past trade embargoes. In fact, only 50 of these species are currently traded to any significant degree.1 A few […]

Health Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil

Health Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific substance. Unlike the name suggests, the essential oil of Tea Tree is not extracted from the plant commonly associated with […]

11 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100

11 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100 You don’t need to eat yogurt and live on a mountaintop, but you do need to floss. One of the biggest factors that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. Not convinced? A study published in 2009 in […]



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