Kokum Butter

Close-up view of two whole, fresh, and round Garcinia indica fruits in vibrant red, alongside a halved fruit revealing its interior, commonly used to produce kokum butter.

Ingredient - Kokum Butter (Garcinia indica)

Scientific Background: Rooted in Science - Kokum butter is derived from the seeds of the Garcinia Indica tree. This natural and lightweight extract features a solid, light yellow texture and an enticing fruity scent. Unlike greasy or sticky substances, it effortlessly permeates the hair, facilitating smooth application and providing profound nourishment. It also contains vitamin E.

Plant Origin & Native Region - Kokum butter originates from India and Southeast Asia.

Hair Specialty: Emollient - Kokum butter is known for its rich abundance of fatty acids and has gained widespread recognition for its remarkable capability to preserve moisture and shield the hair from damage. Moreover, this natural ingredient has proven highly effective in safeguarding the hair against the detrimental effects of free radicals.



  • "Effect of Kokum Butter on Scalp Condition and Hair Fall in Healthy Human Volunteers" by Vinod K. Yadav et al., published in the Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research in 2018.
  • "Effect of Kokum Butter on Hair Growth in Experimental Rats" by Ravindra S. Kamble et al., published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology in 2017.
  • Reddy, S. P., et al. (2012). "Kokum butter improves hair tensile strength and reduces hair damage in UVB-irradiated hair." J. Ethnopharmacol., 139(3), 1146-1152

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