Health: The Health Benefits of Ori (Shea Butter)

Over-hyped or not – Shea Butter, also known as Ori is a wonderful all round health and beauty balm. One of those gifts of nature. One that everyone should crave for. It is gotten from seeds of the fruit of theShea (Karite) tree and known to be a rich source of vitamins A, E and F.


Shea butter (ori) – This superb moisturiser with exceptional healing properties has more to offer than just the foul odour which most people dislike. It exhibits so many health benefits, most of which are for the skin and hair, and ignoring this odour may help you achieve most of these benefits.

Natural Shea Butter – Raw or Unprocessed is the purest and best form to be used as it has not gone through stages of processing which will kill some of its vitamins and other natural properties, thereby reducing its benefits.

The good thing is that the refined form still possesses many benefits, so it is advised that you make use of any type within your reach.

A lady applying ori to her leg

The Health Benefits of Ori

  • Shea butter provides protection against the ultraviolet radiations of the sun, thus acting as a natural sunscreen protection. Shea Butter is considered as the best skin care product for different seasons especially during this harmattan period as it provides extra moisture and nutrients needed by your skin. It is known to contain a good source of Vitamin A and E. Shea butter protects the skin cells from environmental damage.
  • Its healing properties are quite amazing. It aids in clearing nasal congestion. When experiencing nasal congestion, you can apply Shea Butter to the nostrils to clear the passage.
  • Shea Butter works many wonders on your hair. When applied to the hair, it conditions the scalp, alleviates dandruff, decreases that dreaded frizz and also moisturises the hair.
  • Shea Butter also soothes and protects your lips. Applying Shea butter several times a day to the lips makes the lips look healthy and protects them from cracks.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Shea Butter is used as a medicinal ointment for massage. Locally, it is also used in treating bone injuries.
  • It is also used to treat eczema, scars, skin discolorations, blemishes, chapped lips, stretch marks and other skin infections.
  • It is used as a disinfectant and also as a healing agent due to its high content of vitamin A. Applying Shea butter on insect bites gives a soothing relief.
  • This moisturiser aids in repairing cracked heels. If you are suffering from cracked heels, it is recommended that you apply Shea Butter and put on cotton socks before going to bed.
  • Shea Butter could also be used while shaving. Either before shaving or after shaving, Shea butter can be applied to soothe irritations and also to improve the condition of that part of the body.
  • Shea Butter, due to its anti-aging properties helps in preventing wrinkles and facial lines.

Having known these few facts about the wonderful benefits of Shea Butter, it is recommended that every household should have at least a cup of Shea Butter as it is truly the skin’s best friend.

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Perfect Gift: Virtual DJ Pro 8 Cracked Version

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Health Ministry: Buhari Appointed Competent Professionals – CMA

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

The Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing competent professionals as ministers to oversee the affairs of the health ministry.

The association gave the commendation in a statement signed by its Vice-President, Dr Osahon Enabulele.

Enabulele said that the appointment of Prof. Isaac Adewole and Dr Osagie Ehanire as Minister of Health and Minister of State for Health respectively would give the sector a new lease of life.

“Mr President’s appointment of the duo is undoubtedly a courageous and intelligent move to get competent, honest, experienced and broad-based professionals to administer the Federal Ministry of Health.

“It will also progressively re-engineer Nigeria’s health sector.

“I, therefore, wish to applaud Mr. President for appointing these fit and proper professionals with unquestionable pedigree and remarkable achievements.”

Enabulele, who is a former President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), congratulated Adewole and Ehanire on their well-deserved appointments.

He also congratulated Dr Amina Shamaki who was appointed as the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health.

He, however, urged the ministers to quickly settle down to work and handle the task of re-engineering Nigeria’s health sector.

“They must now address their minds to earnestly and sincerely tackle the numerous challenges facing Nigeria’s health sector.

“In this regard, it is my expectation that in formulating their programme of action, certain considerations will be made.

“These include the institution of an inclusive and participatory governance model in the health sector as well as an altruistic commitment to the 2014 National Health Act.

“They should also include strengthening, monitoring and evaluation of the institutions for delivering health services to Nigerians, while restoring public confidence, discipline, integrity, professionalism and best practices in Nigeria’s health institutions,” he said.

Enabulele also called for the expansion of Universal Health Coverage in the country by pursuing the much-awaited enactment of the National Health Insurance Commission Act.

According to him, this can also be done by strengthening the National Health Insurance Scheme.

“It will include the scaling up of its Community-Based Social Health Insurance component and the sincere exploration of other avenues to improve on the current dismal percentage of health coverage of Nigerians.”

He said that the issue of medical tourism should be addressed particularly via the implementation of the relevant provisions of the National Health Act.

He said that the Act had some provisions which restricted government’s funding for foreign medical treatment of political and public office holders.

Enabulele also charged the ministers to re-position the Nigeria’s Health Human Resource, with particular emphasis on the institution of robust and dynamic Health Human Resource Development Plan.

According to him, this will help to address issues such as appropriate training, retraining, improved welfare and competitive wages for medical doctors and other health workers.

Enabulele pledged the association’s partnership with the health ministry in efforts to execute the projects so as to enable them to meet the legitimate desires and expectations of Nigerians with regard to improved health care delivery.

Study: Alcoholism Drug May Detect Dormant HIV To Be Killed

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ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – A drug that is used to combat alcoholism may also be able to detect dormant HIV in the body, according to a new study.

Researchers gave the drug Antabuse, also sold as a generic disulfiram, to 30 HIV positive individuals who were also taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) AIDS drugs, as reported by Fox News.

When patients were given the highest dose of the drug, researchers found that “dormant HIV was activated” with no adverse effects.

Officials say detection of the dormant virus is only the first step, the next issue is killing it. HIV latency, the dormancy of the virus in the body, is a huge obstacle to finding a cure for the viral infection that has killed over 34 million people since the 1980s.

“Treatment for HIV is often called antiretroviral therapy or ART. It can dramatically prolong the lives of many people infected with HIV and lower their chance of infecting others. Before the introduction of ART in the mid-1990s, people with HIV could progress to AIDS in just a few years,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers are still searching for the right balance of drugs to help “wake up” the virus in dormant cells and then destroy them.

Sharon Lewin, lead author of the study, says the toxicity of the drugs used to detect dormant HIV has been a major concern. However, researchers are optimistic as the use of disulfiram did not appear to cause this issue.

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Photo: Meet The Youngest Lawmaker In Nigeria

Hon. Engr Obinna Kingsley Onwubuariri is the youngest federal house member, representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo Okigwe, Imo state Federal Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.
He is 36 years old. He’s a renowned business mogul with interest in Importing, Retailing, Hotel, Real estate and Building. He defeated Hon Matthew Omegara and Mama Sure-P (Mrs Princess Mirian).continue to see more photos…
Recently, his office pulled a massive win, when he won the tribunal case against him. It could also be remembered that this case has constricted the level of progress this young man has in stock for Okigwe Northerners. Notwithstanding the parity between part lines, he has risen above hate, by helping all and sundry who come to him with problems.