Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Can Shea Butter Cure Arthritis?

A clinical trial by the Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education and Research (ACCMER) will examine the benefits of Shea Butter extract in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

The trial will investigate the safety, effectiveness and action of Shea Butter capsules taken orally. Laboratory studies have shown that Shea Butter has the types of properties that should make it an effective antiarthritic agent and it is now important to confirm this with clinical trials in patients with the condition.

Here at Purely Shea, we have received countless testimonials from many of our customers who have used Purely Shea shea butter topically to relieve arthritis, carpal tunnel, and sore muscles.
To read more about the trial visit http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=9988

2 comments:

Sue Gorman said...

I can definetly vouch for massaging shea butter into sore muscles-especially my feet after a hard day of work as I am a nurse.

However, I am concerned about the safety of this study because they are using shea butter orally.

Is shea butter safe enough to eat?

Sharon Thompson said...

I've read before that the shea fruit itself is eaten and the butter is edible too. The butter is used to cook and fry food and in Europe it is used to make chocolates.