Many years ago, while living in Tahiti - Polynesia, I have been introduced to the potentials of Tamanu Oil.
Calophyllum Inophyllum oil, from its botanical name, possesses a unique capacity of cicatrization. It promotes the formation of new tissue, accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin.
For this reason, it is a widely used traditional topical aid. In Pacific island traditional medicine, Tamanu oil is applied liberally to cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings, abrasions, acne and acne scars, psoriasis, diabetic sores, varicose ulcer, athlete foot, anal fissures, sunburn, dry or scaly skin, blisters, eczema, herpes sores, and to reduce foot and body odor.
Tamanu oil is also massaged into the skin to relieve neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica. Tamanu oil is employed by Polynesian women for promoting healthy, clear, blemish-free skin, and is also used on babies to prevent diaper rash and skin eruptions.