Oil Summary: Tamanu oil is pressed from nuts of either the Calophyllum inophyllum (usually) or the Calophyllum tacamahaca, tropical trees belonging to Calophyllaceae family. The nuts yield 70–75% of the greenish-yellow inedible oil. In the northwest coastal areas of Luzon island in Philippines, the oil was used for night lamps. This widespread use started to decline when kerosene became available, and later on electricity. Tamanu oil is use to treat some skin diseases like psoriasis and also known to reduce skin inflammation. It is also known to reduce and remove scars.
Botanical Name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Plant Origin: Vietnam
Processing Method: Cold pressed
Plant Part: Seeds