In the Cape Chestnut flowering season the forests around Mt. Kenya
are splashed with colour from the profuse pink blossoms. This beautiful
indigenous forest tree derives its name from the knobbly pods which resemble
the European chestnut. The seeds contain a healing oil traditionally used
by Kikuyu herbalists to treat skin ailments.
The collectors are usually landless squatters who live around these
community forests. Fair prices are paid on delivery of these seeds which
helps in poverty alleviation.
The seeds are cold pressed and this natural wild oil is the basis
of all the Arbor Body Care Products.