Botanical Name: Calophyllum Inophyllum
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Tamanu oil has been known to possess regenerative abilities by boosting the skin’s cell renewal and helping to reduce the appearance of scarring as well as helping to prevent their formation, with a unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue.
Tamanu Oil possesses a unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue, accelerating wound healing and tissue regeneration. Tamanu Oil contains lipids, neutral lipids, glycolipids, and phospholipids, all components of human skin tissue cells, along with the unique calophyllic fatty acid, and anti-inflammatory coumarins. Skin healing, antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antibiotic and antioxidant properties have been attributed to this oil.
Tamanu Oil has been known to possess regenerative abilities by boosting the skin’s cell renewal and helping to reduce the appearance of scarring as well as helping to prevent their formation. This oil is typically used for its natural emolliency, leaving skin feeling well conditioned, smoother and softer and smoother than before, as well as its ability to aid skin’s natural barrier, helping to protect it from the elements. Tamanu oil is attributed with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This soothing oil could be beneficial for ailments such as acne, psoriasis, scarring, sunburn, eczema, joint aches and pains, athlete’s foot, as well as nail infections.
Tamanu oil is a thick, viscous dark grey-green to black in colour and possesses a mild & pleasant odor. Tamanu has unusually high absorption rate and a luxurious feel.
This oil is incredibly rich in naturally fatty acids; the oil consists of up to 17% of each of the saturated fatty acids, palmitic acid and stearic acid and up to 50% oleic acid (omega 9 fatty acid) and up to 50% linoleic acid (omega 6 essential fatty acid).
Thousands of years ago, the natives of Tahiti found a large, strange tree growing near the ocean. Reputed uses by the people of Tahiti are wide and varied – from burns, to insect bites, to stretch marks.
A tropical South East Asian ornamental tree, Native to Asia and Polynesia. Tamanu oil comes from pressing the kernels derived from the tamanu tree; obtained by cold pressing the combined fruit and seed. Tamanu oil is also known as Foraha Oil or Calophyllum oil.
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