Balanites or desert date

History of the Balanites

BALANITES, also called "desert date", is a small tree that grows throughout the Sahel region, grows 8 to 9 metres high and has long thorns.production balanites shea wale

produktion balanites shea waleCentennial, this tree can withstand 2 years without rain. Balanites has all the necessary properties to compensate for water shortage and to withstand the...

History of the Balanites

BALANITES, also called "desert date", is a small tree that grows throughout the Sahel region, grows 8 to 9 metres high and has long thorns.production balanites shea wale

produktion balanites shea waleCentennial, this tree can withstand 2 years without rain. Balanites has all the necessary properties to compensate for water shortage and to withstand the heat. The leaves are coated with a layer of varnish to prevent water loss, the double root system allows water to be drawn from a radius of 20 metres around the trunk and more than seven metres deep. Its main root is very resistant to prevent sandstorms from uprooting it. Like all photosynthetic plants, the tree captures the sun's rays through its leaves, but also through its branches.

The first green, then yellow fruits are presented in the form of dates containing an oily almond.

The seed of the fruit contains more than 44% unsaturated oil, which is often used in rural nutrition. Almonds contain about 30% protein.

The tree gives dry leaves at the end of the season, a gift from heaven to the herds that love to eat it.

Use of Balanites in the Sahel region

In Africa, the fruits and leaves of the Balanite are used by the local population. The fruit called Zeguené in Bambara (Mali's national language) is usually eaten fresh as a sweet. The Balanit fruit offers a sweet taste with a hint of bitterness. The leaves are picked for the preparation of sauces. The fruit is consumed as food for its composition in carbohydrates and vitamins. The Balanit almond oil used for cooking has very good culinary properties, but is unfortunately little known outside the Sahel region.

Medical properties

Balanitis is traditionally used in various treatments such as jaundice, injury, malaria, syphilis, epilepsy, dysentery, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, stomach pain, asthma and fever.

It contains proteins, fats, carbohydrates, alkaloids, saponin, flavonoids and organic acid.

Balanite oil is used to stimulate milk production in breastfeeding women and the nuts are used to treat indigestion. The oil is also used in traditional medicine to treat skin diseases. It is a regulator of high blood pressure but it is also used to treat rheumatism.

The fruits are used to treat liver and spleen diseases. The roots are used for abdominal pain, but also as a laxative.
Balanite oil for body and hair

The oil from the dessert date tree is obtained after extraction of the seeds. This extraction technique must be performed correctly to obtain all the nutrients. We use the cold pressing with machines "Made in Germany".

Due to its low viscosity, pure balanite oil is quickly absorbed by the skin without leaving a greasy film.

Its richness in linoleic acid, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids gives it effective antioxidant properties to prevent wrinkling and skin aging.

On the skin:

This oil has the power to promote tissue regeneration, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and deeply strengthen the elasticity of the skin through its nourishing, healing and repairing properties.

The oil softens and repairs dry and damaged skin.

Its antiseptic and antioxidant properties enable the skin to combat aggression. The oil is recommended for all skin types.

Hair:

Recommended for dry, brittle, dull or split hair, nourishes and protects hair intensively. A few drops are enough to restore shine and beauty to the hair.

Massages:

Quickly absorbed by the skin, the Desert Date Palm Oil is an excellent massage oil. Ultra liquid, it is quickly and completely absorbed by the skin. Its anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory properties make it a valuable ally for relieving muscle aches and contractures and ensure a pleasant feeling of well-being.
Properties: anti-cancer, antiviral, antimicrobial, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anthelmintic, antibacterial, anti-venom, analgesic, hepatoprotective, antidiabetic.

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