All That You Need To Know – Kokum

Kokum butter is wonderful body butter. It has long been used for skin care purposes. Kokum butter is a little dry in nature but that has just nothing to do with its amazing healing properties.

Kokum Butter is widely used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. It is also known as “goa butter”. It is obtained from kokum seeds. Kokum butter, apart from being used as a cosmetic product, is also known for its use as edible oil. It is rich in Vitamin E which makes it apt for skin and hair care. The many general and medicinal uses of Kokum butter being -

  • Kokum juice is highly refreshing and energizes instantly as it has cooling properties and shields the body against sunstroke and dehydration
  • It is used as spice in various parts of India to enhance the flavor of several dishes
  • It is used as a substitute for tamarind in various dishes
  • Bottled or canned Kokum Syrup is also consumed
  • Kokum is also used in chutneys and pickles
  • Kokum Butter is very popular in the southern states
    • The acid present in the fruit helps fight cholesterol and curbs production of excess fat which helps in weight loss
    • Kokum fruit is also essential in treating piles, dysentery and infections
    • It helps in providing relief from gastric problems
    • It is a vital ingredient to fight against various cancer issues
    • The juice of this medicinal fruit is used to treat insect bites and bee bites
    • Kokum treats the cracks on the heels of the feet
    • The anti inflammatory properties in this species of fruit, helps reduce the onset of heart diseases
    • Kokum promotes cell regeneration and repair. It has anti- paralysis properties.

Kokum skins are usually available as dried fruit and infused in hot water. It can be kept in an airtight jar for about a year. Fresh Kokum should be stored in the refrigerator and used within a week. The fruit is sun dried after applying salt to it so that its shelf life increases.

Kokum are nutritious purple berries commonly grown in India. Used in coastal curries and refreshing drinks, kokum fruits provide an array of health and medicinal properties. Besides its many culinary uses, here are other benefits you can get from incorporating kokum fruits into your daily nutrition.

Go through our reference links now –

  1. Butters For Skin by Clutch
  2. Tangy’ble Kokum by Complete Wellbeing
  3. Kokum Butter Benefits by Livestrong

Kokum Butter – The Rich Natural Aid

Kokum butter is used for a number of healing and curing purposes. The butter is though a little dry in nature but that property of it does not stop the amazing butter from being wonderfully natural skin care aid.

Kokum Butter is rich in essential fatty acids, which aid in cell oxygenation and make nutrients more readily available for use by skin tissues. Kokum Butter also contains antioxidant vitamin E.  Kokum Butter is a non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging) material that aids quick absorption and adds a premium texture to your cream emulsions. Kokum Butter helps regenerate tired and worn skin cells and supports skin elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall. It has been used traditionally in India to soften skin and restore elasticity and as a balm for dry, cracked, rough and calloused skin. It is also beneficial for the treatment of many different conditions, such as -

  • Helps prevent dry skin and wrinkles
  • Helps regenerate skin cells


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1. Antioxidants

Kokum fruits are loaded with antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals responsible for cell damage as well as increased risk to disease and infection. Antioxidant are often found in veggies and fruits, thus make sure you incorporate kokum fruits into your nutritional plan for cell repair and regeneration. It is however advisable to moderate your intake to avert the onset of adverse effects.

2. Aids digestion

Kokum fruit can also help relive common gastric problems, including indigestion, constipation, flatulence and acidity. A number of studies show that regular ingestion of kokum fruits may be useful in the treatment of piles and dysentery.

3. Improves cardio-vascular function

Besides facilitating healthy digestion, consumption of kokum fruits may also help improve cardio-vascular function. On the other hand, the presence of hydroxycitric acids in kokum fruits aids in weight loss by eliminating unhealthy cholesterol.

4. Healing properties

Research also shows that kokum fruits may have healing and soothing properties when applied to wounds. However, studies are ongoing to determine whether these findings have scientific backing.

5. Skin care

Kokum butter, extracted from kokum seeds is an active ingredient in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry and works well on sensitive, dry, burnt or irritated skin. As a precaution, make sure you consult a doctor prior to applying kokum butter if you have existing skin condition to avert potential side effects.

Have a look at our reference links now –

  1. Butters For Skin by Clutch
  2. Tangy’ble Kokum by Complete Wellbeing
  3. Kokum Butter Benefits by Livestrong