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shea

(ˈʃɪə)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical African sapotaceous tree, Butyrospermum parkii, with oily seeds
2. (Elements & Compounds) shea butter the white butter-like fat obtained from the seeds of this plant and used as food, to make soaps, etc
[C18: from Bambara si]

shea

(ʃi, ʃeɪ)

n., pl. sheas.
an African tree, Butyrospermum parkii, bearing seeds that yield a whitish, waxy fat (shea′ but`ter) used in food, soaps, and candles.
[1799; said to be < Bambara si]
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Extracts from common fruit trees like Carica papaya (paw paw), Citrus aurantifolia (lime), Citrus paradise (grape fruit), Psidium guajava (guava), Anarcadium occidentale (cashew), Mangifera indica (mango), Dennettia tripetala (pepper fruit), Dacryodes edulis (butter fruit), Vitellaria paradoxa (shea butter) and Dalium guineense (velvet tamarind) serve a plethora of medicinal functions [52, 53].
Indigenous to Africa, Vitellaria paradoxa, better known as the shea or shi tree, is a member of the Sapotaceae family.
Vitellaria paradoxa (Shea butter plant) found abundant in the derived savannah zones of Nigeria and reported to possess a vast number of healing properties by indigenous communities was investigated for antimycotic activity and toxicological effects in wistar strain rats randomized into 8 groups of 3 rats each.
The possible incorporation of the Aqueous extract of the stem bark of Vitellaria paradoxa in the therapeutic treatment of dermatitis caused by T.
toxisperma oil acid value obtained in this study is comparable to acid values of oil samples from forest nuts species such as Vitellaria paradoxa C.
Leguminous shrub species consisted of Cajanus cajan, Cratylia argentea, Gliricidia sepium, Leucaena leucocephala and Stylosanthes guianensis and non-leguminous shrub species were Annona senegalensis, Moringa oleifera, Securinega virosa and Vitellaria paradoxa.
Okullo JBL, Hall JB and J Obua Leafing, flowering and fruiting of Vitellaria paradoxa subsp.
Vitellaria paradoxa (the shea tree), an indigenous wild tree is one such plant of African savanna parkland [3].