Tamanu Oil
Tamanu Oil

Tamanu Oil

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The tamanu tree is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia; it is found in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, South India, Sri Lanka, and the Melanesian and Polynesian islands. It grows up to three meters tall, sporting cracked, black bark and elliptical, shiny leaves. The tamanu tree blooms twice annually with fragrant, white flowers, which later yield clusters of yellow-skinned spherical fruit. The fruit's pulp tastes similar to an apple, within which a large nut is embedded. The nut contains an odorless pale kernel, called punnai in some Pacific areas. This kernel is dried in the sun for two months until it becomes sticky with a dark, thick, rich oil; it must be protected from humidity and rain during drying.

This sticky oil is cold-pressed to make a greenish yellow oil. It takes 100 kilograms of tamanu fruit, the amount that one tree produces annually, to yield just 5 kilograms of cold pressed oil! Natives believed the tamanu tree was a sacred gift of nature and that gods hid in its branches.

Use-Carrier Oil-Tamanu Oil benefits extend to a wide range of natural treatments for acne and acne scars, eczema, psoriasis, toenail fungus, stretch marks, age spots, skin rashes, general scarring, dermatitis through to anti aging and as an ingredient in making good skin products for oily skin. In fact, one of the major benefits of Tamanu Oil is that it can be used as a stand-alone product, whether it be solely as a product for oily acne skin or for the prevention or reduction of scarring or just for beautiful, blemish-free skin. Not only can you use Tamanu Oil for skin rejuvenation but you can even use Tamanu Oil for hair and scalp rejuvenation as well. It also seems to be great for healthy, nail growth.
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Palmitic Acid C16:0

10.00 – 18.50

Stearic Acid C18:0

11.00 – 20.00

Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

36.00 – 53.00

Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)

20.00 – 38.00

Alpha-Linolenic Acid C18:3 (n-3)

Maximum 1.0


PART USED Nut Kernels

SYNONYMS  Calophyllum inophyllum L.

COMMON NAMES  Alexandrian Laurel, Indian Laurel, Kamanu, Kamani, Ati Tree, Beach Calophyllum, Beach Touriga, Indian Doomba Oiltree, Tacamahac Tree



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