Tree Nuts

Take a deep breath before you read the list below. It is the eye opener, they may change your life and the vitality of your skin. Tree Nuts are nuts that grow on trees and within fruits & veg. For centuries, people have praised and saluted the use of tree nuts for skin care, therapy and dietary needs. What the wider audience of consumers do not overstand, is that they are indeed an ALLERGEN and do kill people who are sensitive to such ingredients. Read On..
Almond paste
Anacardium nuts
Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae) [botanical name, Cashew]
Artificial nuts
Beech nut
Brazil nut
Bertholletia excelsa (Lecythidaceae) [botanical name, Brazil nut]
Bush nut
Butyrospermum Parkii [botanical name, Shea nut]
Canarium ovatum Engl. in A. DC. (Burseraceae) [botanical name, Pili nut]
Carya illinoensis (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Pecan]
Carya spp. (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Hickory nut]
Castanea pumila (Fagaceae) [botanical name, Chinquapin]
Castanea spp. (Fagaceae) [botanical name, Chestnut (Chinese, American, European, Seguin)]
Chestnut (Chinese, American, European, Seguin)
Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae (alt. Palmae)) [botanical name, Coconut] – v.low
Corylus spp. (Betulaceae) [botanical name, Filbert/hazelnut]
Fagus spp. (Fagaceae) [botanical name, beech nut]
Ginko nut
Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgoaceae) [botanical name, Ginko nut]
Hickory nut
Indian nut
Juglans cinerea (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Butternut]
Juglans spp. (Juglandaceae) [botanical name, Walnut, Butternut, Heartnut]
Karite (shea nut)
Lichee nut
Litchi chinensis Sonn. Sapindaceae [botanical name, Lichee nut]
Lychee nut
Macadamia nut
Macadamia spp. (Proteaceae) [botanical name, Macadamia nut/Bush nut]
Mashuga nuts
Nangai nuts
Natural and artificial flavoring
Natural nut extract (for example, almond extract)
Nut butters (e.g., Almond butter, Hazelnut butter, Brazil nut butter, Macadamia nut butter, Pistachio nut butter, Shea nut butter, Karike butter, as well as other nut butters)
Nut meal
Nutella ®
Nut oil (e.g., Walnut oil as well as other nut oils)
Nut paste
Nut pieces
Pili nut
Pine nut
Pine nut (Indian, piñon, pinyon, pigndi, pigñolia, pignon nuts)
Pinon nut
Piñon or Piñon nut
Pinus spp. (Pineaceae) [botanical name, Pine nut/piñon nut]
Pistacia vera L. (Anacardiaceae) [botanical name, Pistachio]
Prunus dulcis (Rosaceae) [bontanical name, almond]
Shea nut
Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn. (Sapotaceae) [botanical name, Shea nut]
Walnut (English, Persian, Black, Japanese, California)

Now, I do not propose to suggest that all Tree Nuts should be avoided by everyone, although, there is a high cross-reactivity between tree nuts. You should visit an allergens practitioner to be sure of the Tree Nuts you may be sensitive to. Symptoms of allergic reactions to Tree Nuts can be: Tongue swelling, hives, tightening of the throat and vomiting.

Most people think that it only applies to Peanuts and have experienced Head Swelling, Blue/ Purple skin, Coma and Death.

The most significant symptom of tree nut allergies is anaphylaxis, a systemic reaction that can cause shock, severe breathing difficulties, and cardiac arrythmia, among other symptoms. Because tree nut allergies are especially likely to cause anaphylaxis, people with tree nut allergies will be prescribed injectible epinephrine (an Epi-Pen or similar medicine) and should always carry it with them.

Common products to watch out for with tree nuts for skincare:

– Body Butters (Shea, Almond, Walnut, Macadamia, Hazlenut, Brazil Nut)

– Face Moisturisers (Shea, Almond, Kukui Nut)

– Massage Oil (Almond Oil)

– Shower Gel (Shea, Almond, Walnut, Macadamia, Hazlenut, Brazil Nut)

Written by Clare Eluka, Sole Director


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