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Latin Name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Botanical Family: Clusiaceae
Country of Origin:  Vietnam

From the Greek calophyllum meaning 'with beautiful leaves', the tree is also known as beauty leaf, dilo oil tree or Alexandrian laurel. Known as tamanu in the South Seas, other names include kamanu (Hawaii), fetau (Samoa), Indian poon and kamani. A variety grown in Madagascar is known as faraha (Kelville & Green 1995)


Tamanu can help with various problems of the hair and scalp; it is also beneficial for eczema, psoriasis and facial neuralgia. It is effective for shingles. A combination of tamanu vegetable oil and ravensara essential oil has been used successfully as a treatment for shingles (Herpes zoster) (Franchomme & Penoel 1981). The oil has very useful immunomodulant properties and it stimulates phagocytosis (Schnaubelt 1994). Tamanu is claimed to have anti-inflammatory and analgestic properties, which make it useful in cases of sciatica and rheumatism; it also said to be rubefacient.

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Petula  (Saturday, 20 June 2015)
Rating: 5
Very healing. Fresholi Says: Thank you!

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