The Incredible Benefits Of Tamanu Oil

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Tamanu oil (also called Foraha oil) is a richly moisturizing and healing oil derived from the nut of the Tamanu tree (Calophyllum inophyllum.) Featured on The Dr. Oz Show; it has been studied in hospitals and by researchers in Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Asia with impressive results.

One of the most impressive discoveries is its ability to promote the formation of new tissue, and accelerate wound healing and the growth of healthy skin. Although the exact mechanism of this ability is not yet understood, it is well-established and accepted. This makes it ideal for treating cuts, scrapes, burns (including chemical burns) and abrasions; acne, scarring and stretch marks; insect bites and stings; psoriasis, eczema, and diaper rash; diabetic sores; sunburn, blisters, and abrasions; herpes sores; anal fissures; age spots; and almost any other skin problem you can think of.

The unique elements of Tamanu oil give it its truly amazing healing properties. It contains three types of lipids, as well as a unique fatty acid called calophyllic acid, an antibacterial element called lactone and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent called calophyllolide. It also includes anti-inflammatory coumarins, (found in turmeric, and shown to reduce inflammatory processes in the body.)

In Fiji, Tamanu oil is traditionally used to relieve the pain of shingles, rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica and leprous neuritis with good results. It is also used to treat infections such as ring-worm, athlete’s foot, and itching and dermatitis of the skin.

The anti-neuralgic properties of Tamanu oil are well-documented, although the constituents responsible and how they work are not yet known; however, based on the activity of the known elements, it is obvious that Tamanu oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action and the mechanism of that action is understood and accepted.

Despite Tamanu oil’s thick, heavy texture, it is unusually absorbent, and when applied to the skin it soaks in completely. Unlike many other oils, it leaves no oily feel or shiny residue on the skin’s surface; and its smooth, rich feel; light, pleasant scent; and unusual absorbency make it an ideal ingredient for moisturizing creams and lotions. Although it is rare for anyone to have problems with the use of Tamanu oil, if you have an allergy to tree nuts, you should test carefully to ensure that you don’t have an allergic reaction to it. Apply it to a small patch of skin, and discontinue use immediately if you develop a rash or itching.

If you want to give Tamanu oil a try and enjoy the rich benefits of this natural oil, then I recommend Natural Styles Tamanu Oil which you can buy on Amazon for just over $10 at time of writing.

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  1. Wow. I’d never even heard of Tamanu oil before reading this article. But it sounds amazing if it does all you say.

  2. WOW ! I bought some by accidentLOL??& am so gald I came upon this post.Can hardly wait to try it.Thanks!!

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