Kokum Butter Block, Refined Kokum Butter, Garcinia Indica Butter, Kudal, Sindhudurg

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Kokam Butter

Kokum butter is obtained from kernals of Kokum (Garcinia Indica) which is abundantly available in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra. Kokum butter is solid at room temperature but melts at human body temperature. Kokum butter is one of the most stable and hardest vegetable butter.

Specification :

Melting Point 39-43C
Sap Value 189
Iodine Value 34.7-36.7
Unsap. matter (%) 1.4%
Free Fatty acid-(%) as oleic 7.2%
Myristic 0-1.2
Palmitic 2.5-5.3
Stearic 52-56.4
Oleic 39.4-41.5
Linoleic 1.7
Source :
• Resource Book on Kokum (Garcinia Indica Choisy)  
• Western Ghats Kokum Foundation, panji-Goa

Kokam Butter Blocks


The Benefits of Kokum Butter

  • Exceptional anti-aging agent, attributed to the presence of rich antioxidants like vitamin E that nourish the skin cells and prevent aging.
  • With its rich antioxidant and antibacterial properties, Kokum is an excellent cardiac tonic and is trusted to enhance the kidney functions and support metabolism.
  • With its bactericidal properties, Kokum butter has been proved effective against bacteria like Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, flavononyl flavone and Escherichia coli.
  • The presence of hydroxycitric acid helps reduce lipogenesis cycles; reduce cholesterol and thereby assists in weight loss.
  • Being a non-comedogenic agent, Kokum butter doesn’t clog pores like other creams and lotions, hence prevent acne and other skin damages.
  • In general, Kokum has been used in the treatment of fissures and ulcers on lips, hand, and sole. It has also been used as an astringent. Kokum butter is a tender way to treat skin infections, dead skin cells, dry skin, stretch marks, sores, tomach ulcers, gastritis, inflammation and constipation.
  • On skin and hair, Kokum butter is used to treat acne, dry hair, split ends and dandruff. It helps eliminate bacteria such as H. pylori bacteria which are general causes of ulcers.
Source :
Journal of Food Research and Technology | October-December, 2014 | Vol 2 | Issue 4
Plot No. H-51, 52, Additional MIDC, P.O. Nerur Dewoolwada, Tal - Kudal, Sindhudurg - 416520, Maharashtra, India.
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