Tamanu oil originates tropical areas and goes by many names according to where it is. Tamanu orginates from Tahiti but it is called Kamani in Hawaii, Dilo in Fiji and Ballnut in Australia. The oil is green in color, with rich, woody-spicy oil bouquet. The oil is rich in fatty acids and is full of compounds that are still being found such as antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant.
Some of the compounds in this oil include calophyllolide which is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, and delta-tocotrienol which is a form of vitamin E, as well as a number of antioxidants. It is reputed to have wondrous wound-healing properties, and is reduce inflammation and destroys bacteria, as well as being a cure-all for every skin ailment you can think of, from acne to eczema to psoriasis. It is a powerful healer for burns, cuts, eczema, burns, rashes and insect bites. It can be applied neat to the skin or blended with a carrier oil. Absorbs into skin at average speed, slight oil feeling left on skin.
History: Natives believed the Tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature and that gods hid in its branches. It was their answer to skin protection from hot sun, high humidity and ocean wind. Since the 1930s the effectiveness of Tamanu oil has been studied in hospitals and by researchers in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific islands
Some of the things people use Tamanu Oil for:
- chapped lips
- insect bites
- athlete’s foot
- wound infections
- jock itch
- athlete’s foot
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Tamanu Oil has antimicrobial qualities, contains powerful bactericide and fungicide agents, and can be applied directly to skin, undiluted. Cautions: Persons with nut allergy should not use this oil.