Vitellaria paradoxa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
bambouk-buttertree galam-buttertree karite-nut shea shea-buttertree sheatree
Vitellaria paradoxa

Economic importance of Vitellaria paradoxa

Food additives flavoring
Human food fruit oil/fat
Materials latex/ruber lipids
Medicines folklore
Non-vertebrate poisons plant pest control

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • East Tropical Africa: Uganda
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Zaire
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Nigeria; Senegal

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Palmitoleic-acid found in Seed Oil
Stearic-acid found in Seed Oil (459000 ppm);found in Seed (233020 ppm)
Abortifacient
Euphol found in Seed Oil
Adjuvant
Cystine found in Seed (730 ppm)
Allergenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Analgesic
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
AntiADD
Phenylalanine found in Seed (2115 ppm)
AntiEBV
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
AntiLyme
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
AntiMS
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
AntiPMS
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Antiacne
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antiakathisic
Iron found in Seed (32 ppm)
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antiallergic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Antialopecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Antialzheimeran
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antianaphylactic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antiandrogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Antianemic
Iron found in Seed (32 ppm)
Antiangiogenic
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antianxiety
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Antiarteriosclerotic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antiarthritic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antiatherosclerotic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Anticanker
Iron found in Seed (32 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Anticataract
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Anticheilitic
Iron found in Seed (32 ppm)
Anticlimacteric
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Anticoronary
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antidandruff
Allantoin found in Seed
Antidecubitic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antidementia
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antidepressant
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Phenylalanine found in Seed (2115 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antidiabetic
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antieczemic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antiedemic
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Taraxasterol found in Seed Oil
Antiencephalopathic
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Leucine found in Seed (7225 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (1020 ppm)
Antifatigue
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antifibrinolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Antiflu
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antigastritic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antigranular
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antihangover
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antihepatitic
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Dammaradienol found in Seed Oil
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antihomocystinuric
Cystine found in Seed (730 ppm)
Antihyperglycemic
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antihyperkinetic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Antihypertensive
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antiimpotence
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Antiinflammatory
Allantoin found in Seed
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Taraxasterol found in Seed Oil
Antiinsomniac
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antileukotriene-D4
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Antilithic
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antimalarial
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antimanic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antimenopausal
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antimenorrhagic
Iron found in Seed (32 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antimigraine
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antinociceptive
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Antiobesity
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Antiosteoporotic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (430 ppm)
Antioxalate
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antioxidant
Allantoin found in Seed
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antiparkinsonian
Phenylalanine found in Seed (2115 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antipeptic
Allantoin found in Seed
Antiperiodontitic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Antiperoxidant
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antiphenylketonuric
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Antiprostaglandin
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antiprostatitic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Antiprostatotic
Phytosterols found in Seed (290 ppm)
Antipsoriac
Allantoin found in Seed
Antipsychotic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antiradicular
Allantoin found in Seed
Antirheumatic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antiscoliotic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Antisecretory
Taraxerol found in Seed Oil
Antisickling
Phenylalanine found in Seed (2115 ppm)
Antistress
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Antitic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Antitumor
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antiulcer
Allantoin found in Seed
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Taraxerol found in Seed Oil
Antiurethrotic
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Antiviral
Dammaradienol found in Seed Oil
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Antivitiligic
Phenylalanine found in Seed (2115 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Phosphorus found in Seed (430 ppm)
Aphrodisiac
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Artemicide
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Beta-Blocker
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Calcium-Channel-Blocker
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Lanosterol found in Seed Oil
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Carcinogenic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Comedolytic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Cosmetic
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Stearic-acid found in Seed Oil (459000 ppm);found in Seed (233020 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Dermatitigenic
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Diuretic
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Essential
Leucine found in Seed (7225 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (1020 ppm)
Estrogenic
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
FLavor
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed Oil (459000 ppm);found in Seed (233020 ppm)
Valine found in Seed (1020 ppm)
FPTase-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Gastroprotective
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Hemolytic
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Hypercholesterolemic
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Hypnotic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Hypoammonemic
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Hypocholesterolemic
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Phytosterols found in Seed (290 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed Oil (459000 ppm);found in Seed (233020 ppm)
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Hypotensive
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Hypouricemic
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Immunomodulator
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Immunostimulant
Allantoin found in Seed
Phosphorus found in Seed (430 ppm)
Insectifuge
Alpha-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Insulinase-Inhibitor
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Insulinotonic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Irritant
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Keratolytic
Allantoin found in Seed
Larvicide
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Laxative
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Lubricant
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed Oil (459000 ppm);found in Seed (233020 ppm)
Metastatic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Monoamine-Precursor
Phenylalanine found in Seed (2115 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Mosquitocide
Beta-amyrin found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
NO-Genic
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Nematicide
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Myristic-acid found in Seed Oil
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Osteogenic
Phosphorus found in Seed (430 ppm)
Ovulant
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Perfumery
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed Oil (459000 ppm);found in Seed (233020 ppm)
Pesticide
Dammaradienol found in Seed Oil
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Thiamin found in Seed (5.6 ppm)
Pituitary-Stimulant
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Prolactinogenic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Prooxidant
Iron found in Seed (32 ppm)
Propecic
Linoleic-acid found in Seed Oil (69000 ppm);found in Seed (28930 ppm)
Oleic-acid found in Seed Oil (408000 ppm);found in Seed (257740 ppm)
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Stearic-acid found in Seed Oil (459000 ppm);found in Seed (233020 ppm)
Sedative
Stigmasterol found in Seed (10 ppm)
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Serotoninergic
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Soap
Palmitic-acid found in Seed Oil (48000 ppm);found in Seed (29980 ppm)
Palmitoleic-acid found in Seed Oil
Spermigenic
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Sunscreen
Allantoin found in Seed
Suppository
Stearic-acid found in Seed Oil (459000 ppm);found in Seed (233020 ppm)
Suppurative
Allantoin found in Seed
TOPO-2-Inhibitor
Lupeol found in Seed Oil ;found in Plant
Tranquilizer
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Tremorigenic
Phenylalanine found in Seed (2115 ppm)
Tumor-Promoter
Tryptophan found in Seed (800 ppm)
Vasodilator
Arginine found in Seed (5985 ppm)
Calcium found in Seed (1070 ppm)
Fiber found in Seed (56000 ppm)
Vulnerary
Allantoin found in Seed

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
24-methylene-dammarenol Seed Oil
24-methylene-lanost-9(11)-en-3-beta-ol Seed
Allantoin Seed
Alpha-amyrenone Seed Oil
Alpha-amyrin Seed Oil
Plant
Arginine Seed 5,985
Ash Seed 18,000
Basseol Plant
Beta-amyrenone Seed Oil
Beta-amyrin Seed Oil
Plant
Butyrospermenone Seed Oil
Butyrospermol Seed Oil
Calcium Seed 1,070
Carbohydrates Seed 382,000
Cystine Seed 730
Dammaradienol Seed Oil
Euphol Seed Oil
Fat Seed 526,000
Fiber Seed 56,000
Fixed-oil Seed 521,000
Germanicol Seed Oil
Iron Seed 32
Kilocalories Seed 6,220
Lanosterol Seed Oil
Leucine Seed 7,225
Linoleic-acid Seed Oil 69,000
Seed 22,620 28,930
Linolenic-acid Seed Oil 16,000
Lupeol Seed Oil
Plant
Myristic-acid Seed Oil
Oleic-acid Seed Oil 408,000
Seed 239,855 257,740
Palmitic-acid Seed Oil 48,000
Seed 29,980
Palmitoleic-acid Seed Oil
Parkeol Seed Oil
Plant
Phenylalanine Seed 2,115
Phosphorus Seed 430
Phytosterols Seed 290
Protein Seed 73,000
Pseudotaraxasterol Seed Oil
Stearic-acid Seed Oil 459,000
Seed 215,660 233,020
Stigmasterol Seed 10
Taraxasterol Seed Oil
Taraxerol Seed Oil
Thiamin Seed 5.6
Tirucalla-7-24-dien-3-beta-ol Seed Oil
Tryptophan Seed 800
Valine Seed 1,020
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]