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Ximenia Seed Oil Supplier.

Afrika Botanicals is a leading supplier of  Ximenia Seed Oil (Ximenia americana).

100ml to 1000ml

Ximenia Seed Oil
R126.50 – R851.00
100ml to 1000ml

Supplier of Organic and Conventional Ximenia Seed Oil

⦁ Ximenia Seed oil is sourced from Zimbabwe ⦁ Southern Africa is the natural home of the Ximenia americana tree


Your trusted supplier of Ximenia Seed Oil

Afrika Botanicals is a trusted supplier of Ximenia Oil, locally and globally.

Contact Afrika Botanicals for Ximenia Seed Oil.

Ximenia Seed oil is cold-pressed annually. We welcome business owners and entrepreneurs from South Africa to contact us for further information on our Ximenia Seed Oil.

Why deal with us for Ximenia Seed Oil supply?

⦁ Experienced in supplying Ximenia Seed Oil.  ⦁ We understand the export and import process and will assist with all documentation.

Origin and Geographic Distribution

In the enchanting realm of tropical woodlands, a magnificent tree reigns supreme, known by many names: tallowwood, hog plum, yellow plum, sea lemon, or pi’ut (Chamorro). It is a small sprawling tree that exudes resilience in the face of drought, thriving in the low altitudes of savannahs, dry woodlands, dry forests, and even coastal areas and riverbanks. With a wide distribution across diverse regions, Ximenia holds a captivating presence.

Its leaves, fashioned in elegant ovals, shimmer in vibrant green hues while releasing a captivating aroma reminiscent of almonds. Delicate pale flowers adorn its branches, their ethereal beauty captivating the senses. But the true jewels of this majestic tree are its fruits, graced with lemon-yellow or orange-red hues. Truly, a feast for both the eyes and the soul. This spiny shrub, native to the African savannas, has enchanted traditional healers and even modern Western culture with its history steeped in medicinal value and the delectable nature of its edible fruits.

Belonging to the distinguished genus Ximenia, nestled within the Olacaceae family, this enchanting tree comprises eight species of small trees and thorny shrubs, with two of them finding solace in the embrace of Southern Africa. Ximenia americana, a splendid thorny bush-forming shrub or small tree, can rise to a height of up to seven meters, standing as a testament to the wonders of nature’s design.

Captivating characteristics and properties of Ximenia oil.

This oil holds a bounty of benefits, owing to its abundant content of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, encompassing a remarkable 99% of its composition. This rich composition endows the oil with stability, making it resistant to oxidation and a true ally in combating dry skin prone to premature ageing. Moreover, it works harmoniously to enhance the functioning of sebaceous tissues, breathing new life into the skin’s vitality.

Cold-Pressing Wonders

The extraction process of Ximenia seed oil is a testament to both craftsmanship and nature’s bounty. With the wild harvest of Ximenia fruits, carefully plucked during the short harvesting period between February and March, the trees flourish in their untamed glory. Farmers skilfully separate the fruit pulp and juice, savouring their delectable essence, while the seeds are offered to manufacturers. Through the art of cold pressing, mechanically facilitated by the embrace of an oil press, the precious Ximenia oil is extracted, ready to embark on its transformative journey.

But beyond its alluring characteristics, Ximenia oil holds potential for community development, serving as a beacon of hope in rural areas. While large-scale harvesting is yet to be warranted by current demand, the collection of wild fruits and their sale to producers of pulp and oil brings forth vital income, breathing life into these communities. The prospects of planting orchards and cultivating Ximenia as a crop stand as future possibilities, contingent upon the demands of time.

Embracing both nutritional and medicinal value, Ximenia stands tall as a guardian of well-being. When dried and crushed, its leaves give us a powder that breaks fevers and serves as a substitute for spinach. Even the regal giraffes indulge in its lush foliage. An infusion crafted from its roots becomes a potent remedy for ailments such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, mental illness, fever and even bilharzia.

Manifold benefits and general attributes of Ximenia seed oil

This oil holds transformative powers for our skin. A guardian of the cell wall’s integrity, it reveals a restructuring effect, breathing new life into our precious skin and defying the passage of time. Moisturising and soothing, it becomes a trusted companion for dry skin, offering respite and rejuvenation. With its non-drying characteristics, it imparts a sense of nourishment and balance. Furthermore, it serves as an ally in improving the function of our sebaceous glands, empowering our skin’s natural vitality. And let us not forget its remarkable prowess in anti-ageing, unveiling a world of youthful radiance.

In the realm of natural skincare, Ximenia oil reigns supreme, offering a tapestry of benefits that honour the timeless wisdom of the tropics. Embrace its grace, indulge in its transformative powers, and allow the enchantment of Ximenia to accompany you on your journey to radiant skin.


The fatty acid composition of Ximenia oil

Fatty acids
Myristic 14:0 Unknown
Palmitic 16:0 3.31

Stearic 18:0 4.0 – 15.4
Oleic 18:1 54.0 – 72.1
Linoleic 18:2 1.34 – 10.0

α Linoleic 18:3
Linolenic 18:3 10.31
Erucic 22:1n9 3.46
Arachidonic 20.4 0.60

Ximenia Seed Oil additional information and benefits

Methods of Ximenia Seed Oil Extraction

Ximenia fruit is wild harvested. The trees grow in the wild and are not cultivated. Ripe fruits are harvested when the fruit is in season (which is considered a short harvesting time between February and March). Farmers remove the fruit pulp and juice and use it for their consumption and the seeds are then sold to the manufacturer. Cold pressing is done mechanically using an oil press.

Potential for Community Development

There is potential for large-scale harvesting of fresh fruit and seeds but the demand for the oil at this stage does not warrant such methods. This leads to important job creation and poverty alleviation projects in rural areas. The fruit is wild collected and sold to producers of pulp and oil. This valuable income is generated and directly assists these rural communities. Potential  for planting orchards to farm as a crop will depend on future demand.

This plant is of economic importance, having both nutritional and medicinal value. The leaves can be dried and crushed to make powder to break a fever. They are also used to substitute for spinach and eaten by animals such as giraffes. An infusion made from the root is used to remedy diarrhea and abdominal pain, mental illness, fever, and bilharzia.

Benefits of Ximenia Seed Oil  & General Attributes

The oil helps preserve the integrity of the cell wall, has a restructuring effect, and has an anti-ageing effect on the skin. Ximenia oil softens and revitalizes the skin naturally.

It is beneficial because of its content of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids (about 99%), which makes it stable for oxidation.

Moisturising and soothing dry skin
⦁ Non-drying characteristics
⦁ Improves the function of sebaceous glands
⦁ Excellent for anti-ageing