Tamanu Oil - Calophyllum inophyllum
Botanical oil; Calophyllum inophyllum
This oil is known by many names world wide, Forahu being fairly common.
Part used; Dried nuts.
Method; Cold pressed.
Colour; Very dark green,
Aroma; pungent, curry-like
The tree grows in tropical areas, originates in Polynesia where the oil has been used for many years by the locals for skin health. Tamanu has proved to have excellent cicatrizing properties, successfully healed various difficult skin ailments.
As such it is regenerating, helping aging skin, and scars. It has a UV protection factor of approximately 18, and will ease the effects of sunburn as it is also an anti-inflammatory. Tamanu is good to use on skin prone to acne as it is antiseptic, antiviral and anti fungal, as well as anti-inflammatory. This makes it soothing for insect bites as well. It is a great moisturizer, and being hypoallergenic makes it very good for treating eczema.
No known adverse effects.