British Pharmacological Society: Preliminary studies on nasal decongestant activity from the seed of the shea butter tree, Butyrospermum parkii.
Clinical studies on nasal decongestant activity from the seed of the shea butter tree, Butyrospermum parkii.
Effects of shea butter and xylometazoline in nasal congestion
|Shea butter||Xylometazoline (OTC Decongestant)|
|Number of subjects||21||7|
|Dose||2.0 – 4.0 g||2 – 3 drops|
|Onset of action (min)||0.5 – 1.5||0.3- 1.0|
|Duration of action (hours)||5.0 – 8.5||2 – 4.5|
|Period from first dose till congestion ceased to recur (hours)||12 – 24||48- 72 hours(rebound congestion occurs)|
|Number of doses during this period||2 – 4||0 – 15|
|Side effects||None||Nasal irritation, drowsiness. See NHS for more information|
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