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What is sheabutter?

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Shea tree She"a tree` (Bot.) An African sapotaceous tree (Bassia, or butyrospermum, Parkii), from the seeds of which a substance resembling butter is obtained; the African butter tree.

Shea Butter is a fatty extract from the seed of the Shea Tree. The extract is known to contain a number of ingredients with biological activity. This biological activity includes moisturizing and healing skin ailments. In the USA, shea butter has already attracted the interest of several industries, including cosmetic, food, healthcare and applied science.

on Monday July 04 by Super User
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