3333Re: balanites aegyptiaca - any information welcome
- Nov 6, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Leoke <leokeaerts@...> wrote:
> Suggestion: try to find Egyptian suppliers and ask them what about. And
> then, are you interested in the plant or in changing the world, in
> Egyptian ways of doing business.products,
> Best greetings,
> 2008/10/30 placeedevey <placeedevey@...>
> > Greetings! I'm an aspiring crafter of natural bath-and-body
> > and I am looking into various plants and herbs which I can use in lieuI am from sri lanka working as manager to an Arboretum , In our
> > of some of the more nasty synthetics out there. In my searching for
> > various plants I have come across balanites aegyptiaca, the "desert
> > date". This tree is very old, and references to its use have appeared
> > in Egyptian texts. It was one of the ingredients in the sacred
> > incense "kyphi" and is still used today as the oil is edible and has a
> > fair few vitamins and minerals. It's currently attracting attention
> > for use as a biofuel, but it's proving difficult to cultivate.
> > However, according to various research I've done online, this plant
> > has a lot of uses, and its cultivation and harvest would greatly
> > benefit many areas around the Nile, especially as most regions are in
> > a rather nasty period of drought.
> > There are very few suppliers of balanites oil, and I'm not entirely
> > certain whether the suppliers are using sustainable methods, or
> > whether the proceeds for the oil is going directly to those who
> > harvest it. So any further information is welcome. It might take an
> > age before the oil could be imported to the UK, but the more
> > information the better.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > R. Day
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Arboretum having lot of Medicinal Plants can be use as Essential
oil/Herbal extracts too. If anybody interest in this field ???
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