Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter - Sophic Ingredient
What is it?
Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil and Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter are the fats expressed from the seeds (also called kernels) of Mangifera indica .
Considered to be India’s “King of Fruits,” the Mangifera indica botanical – better known as the Mango Tree – yields a fruit containing the source of the emollient known as Mango Butter. Other names by which it is called include Mango Kernel Fat and Mango Oil. “Manna,” the Malayalam word for the fruit, was adopted as “Manga” by the Portuguese, who travelled to Kerala in 1498 for the spice trade. “Mango,” the English and Spanish name for the fruit, is most likely derived from this.
In Asia and South-East Asia, the Mango fruit has been used in traditional medicine for its healing, moisturising, and rejuvenating properties. In the medicinal system of Ayurveda, the Mangifera indica herb has been used for over 4000 years with the belief that it had the ability to strengthen the heart, improve brain activity, and increase the body’s immunity. The natural fat derived from the fruit’s seeds is what is referred to as the butter, which shares the same reputation as its fruit source.
What are the benefits?
- a great moisturising and nourishing emollient oil.
- Contains essential amino acids
- rich source of nourishing fatty acids (like stearic and oleic acid).
- Reduces breakage and hair loss by strengthening hair follicles and encouraging the growth of stronger and healthier hair