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Kigelia Africana

 

Kigelia Africana is a tree found in low-lying altitudes in Southern Africa. It grows well in riverine areas and produces an amazing pod in the shape of a sausage, sometimes as heavy as 10kg.The fruit of the Kigelia Africana tree has long been used traditionally for dry skin conditions. In some regions the tree is regarded as sacred and the fruits are traded as good luck charms, they are so highly prized.

Alongside the intrinsic soothing and ultra-moisturising capabilities of the fruit, the chemical constituency of Kigelia (in particular the naphthoquinones and iridoids)  give it anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. This means that Kigelia is suitable for treating a multitude of conditions where the skin is damaged, including the following:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Acne (spots)
  • Cold sores
  • Verrucas
  • Viral warts
  • Athletes foot
  • Cuts, stings and burns

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