Sausage tree cream is made with an extract of Kigelia africana, a beautiful tree which grows across the continent of Africa and some parts of Australasia. It’s easy to identify by the unusual grey, sausage-like fruits which dangle jauntily from its branches. This very special tree has a long history of use in its native habitat, where it is most famous for its unique ability to heal all manner of skin complaints including eczema, psoriasis, and fungal infections such as athletes foot.
Indigenous peoples and traditional African healers have harnessed the medicinal powers of the sausage tree for hundreds of years. As well as anecdotal evidence from traditional use, there now exists a large body of scientific research to support its efficacy.
In tests, extracts from the bark of the tree were shown to contain chemicals which block the growth of harmful bacteria. Studies also showed that kigelia has the ability to inhibit harmful micro-organisms including the following:
- Escherichia coli – known to causes abscesses
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa – involved in skin sepsis and infections
- Staphylococcus aureus – an organism that causes impetigo and skin abscesses*
- Candida albicans – the fungal organism that causes thrush
The original recipe for this cream has been handed down from a traditional medical herbalist with over 20 years of clinical experience using this product with enormous success.
This rich silky cream is light and highly absorbable, making it ideal for larger areas of skin. The product is made with 100% natural ingredients, is vegan-friendly, and paraben and fragrance free. Sausage tree cream comes with the HerbMark quality of assurance which provides peace of mind that it has been lovingly crafted by a registered herbalist trained in the manufacture of botanical medicines.
Ingredients: Purified water, Grapeseed Oil, Vegetable emulsifying wax, Extract of Kigelia africana, Vegetable glycerine, Vitamin E oil, Rosehip oil and natural preservative* – nothing else 🙂
*Natural preservative contains: Salicylic acid (extract of willow tree bark) Sorbic acid (extract from the rowan tree) Glycerin and Benzyl alcohol. This means that the product is not suitable for children under 2 years of age.
Due to increasing concerns about the use of plastics and their detrimental effect on the environment – this product is packaged in a re-usable, recyclable glass bottle. Although sausage tree cream does not contain any nut products, it is manufactured in a kitchen where nuts are handled.
Please be aware that as all my sausage tree cream is made fresh to order, it may not always be possible to post your product to you on the same day as you place your request. However, I endeavour to post all orders within 24 hours. Orders from overseas are sent via Royal Mail Tracked and Signed Service and are usually delivered within 5 and 7 working days. Postage costs are made clear at the checkout before you place your order, and vary according to the weight of the product and your location. Tracking information will be sent via email once your cream is on its way.
You can read more about the benefits of the Sausage Tree here: