Botanical name – Calophyllum inophyllum
Origin – The tamanu tree is native to coastal South India and the tropical coast of Africa.
Method of extraction – cold pressed
- Tamanu oil is filled with fatty acids. These acids lubricate and nourish skin, which maintains its elasticity and firmness. Tamanu oil also has antioxidants that fight off free radicals which are known to cause fine lines and wrinkles.
- Since this precious oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing, it speeds up the rate at which wounds heal. Gently apply it on nicks, cuts & scrapes, bug bites, burns, sores and other sorts of wounds, using a cotton ball, to quicken the healing process.
- Whether from acne, surgery, chicken pox or any other cause, tamanu oil can help! Simply place a few drops of tamanu oil on a cotton ball and gently apply it on the scar if it’s wide. You’ll be fascinated to see how fast it disappears with tamanu oil’s excellent skin regenerating properties!
- Just like it heals scars, tamanu oil also fades stretch marks with the power of its cell regenerating and renewal properties.
- A MICRONA – October 2002 study found that tamanu oil has a good inhibitory effect on bacterial growth, particularly on Propionibacterium acnes, which is an acne-causing germ. This shows that tamanu oil is good for treating acne.