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Herbal oil remedy pressed from Simmondsia chinensis and S. californica; alleged to grow hair and cure dermatologic disorders.
[Mexican Sp.]


(hŏ-hō′bă) [Mexican Span. fr the O'odham Indians]
A shrub of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of North America (Simmondsia chinensis), whose seeds produce an oil used as an emollient.

jojoba (h·hōˑ·b),

n Latin names:
Simmondsia chinensis, Simmondsia californica; parts used: seed oil; uses: antioxidant, dry or irritated skin conditions, hair care, hair loss, acne; precautions: none known. Also called
deernut, goatnut, or
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Effective protocol for in vitro shoot production through nodal explants of Simmondsia chinensis.
Identification of sex in Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) using RAPD markers.
The natural history of Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis and its culture aspects.
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A preliminary study on propagation by cutting of Simmondsia chinensis (in Chinese).
In Simmondsia chinensis, males release a large amount of protein-rich pollen in March, when their reproductive, effort for the season essentially ceases, while females must "capture" this pollen and develop lipid-rich seeds from February to July (Buchmann 1987).
The physiological ecology of diverse populations of the desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis.
The ecological and agronomic role of seed polymorphism in Simmondsia chinensis.
INCI: Water (and) simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (and) propanediol (and) phospholipids (and) glycerin (and) sodium hyaluronate (and) xanthan gum
seed oil & simmondsia chinensis seed wax & olea