Ethnobotany Of Traditional Plant Cosmetics Utilized By Women: A Study In Northern Ghana

    Evans Paul Kwame Ameade, Josephine Aparku, Emmanuel Adom
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    TLDR Many women in Northern Ghana use plant-based cosmetics like shea butter, and their use is more related to being married than to their job, education, or house.
    In a study of 383 women in Northern Ghana, researchers found that 228 participants used traditional plant-based cosmetics, with shea butter being the most popular for skin smoothening and hair growth. The use of these plant cosmetics was not significantly linked to economic indicators such as employment, education, or type of housing, but was significantly associated with marital status. The study emphasizes the importance of preserving indigenous knowledge on plant-based cosmetics and suggests further research in this field.
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