CAS Number: 95193-67-2
FEMA Number: -
EINECS Number: 305-880-2
Product Code: PCO4092
INCI Name: Ximenia Americana Seed Oil
Ximenia,commonly known as the wild plum, sour plum or monkey plum, is a genus of small trees and semi-deciduous shrub named after Franciso Ximenez, a Spanish monk who lived in the 17th century. The Ximenia trees grow widely across African plataeu in hot, low altitudes woodlands and grassy savannahs. The fruits have orange flesh resembling plums and vary in colour from dark red-brown to bright orange with a tart, almond-like flavor.
Pale yellow to golden yellow colored oily liquid
Ximenia Oil has wonderful skin benefits because of its high content of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids that makes it quite stable to oxidation. The women living in southern parts of Africa have used traditionally used Ximenia oil for moisturising, softening and revitalising their skin as well as conditioning their hair. It is specifically known for its emollient properties for dry and chapped skin. The oil is also known particularly for its anti-inflammatory properties and the presence of active Ximenynic Acid has been shown to be beneficial for the skin.