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The name of the Ucuuba tree means in the indigenous language ucu (grease) andyba (tree), prefers flooded regions, and reaches a height of 25 to 35 m. The seeds are rich in fats (60 - 70%). The wood is of excellent quality and used for particleboard and laminated wood, which endanger intensively the remaining forest resources.
The Ucuuba butter is widely used by forest peoples in the manufacture of candles for lighting due to its high fat content and high melting point (53⁰C).
The Ucuuba butter consists mainly of myristic acid, 70% of the fat is composed of trimeristin, a triglyceride of myristic acid which is an aromatic essential oil that is important to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
Ucuuba Butter is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and is ideal for treating acne, eczema and dry or irritated skin. Recommended for depilatory creams as well as for foot creams.
Production Process: drying and grinding
Scientific name: Virola sebifera
Source of Raw Material: Amazonian Rainforest / Brazil
Solvent Extraction: none
Used part of the plant: seed
Origin of the Vegetable Drug: wild crafted
Product harmless, for cosmetic use only, not suited for human consumption.
Should be stored tightly sealed, protected from light and heat.