|Latin Name: ||Calophyllum inophyllum|
Calophyllum has a long history of use with indigenous peoples in many countries. It is found in Madagascar, South Africa, Southeast Asia, India and Sri Lanka. The tree bears a bright green fruit that produces a nut used for oil production. When collected, the seeds are dried and fermented for 1-2 months. As they dry and ferment, the nuts develop a sticky brown oil that is pressed to produce the greenish brown oil. The healing properties of Calophyllum have been studied since the 1920s. Applied to wounds, it possesses the capacity to promote the formation of new tissue. This process of forming new tissue is known as cicatrisation. Apply liberally to cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites and stings, abrasions, acne and acne scars, psoriasis, sunburn, anal fissures, diabetic sores, sunburn, dry or scaly skin, blisters, eczema, abscesses, boils, infected skin conditions and herpes sores. Calophyllum has been used to relieve neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica. Polynesian women massage it onto babies to prevent diaper rash and skin eruptions. It also demonstrates significant antimicrobial activity and contains several bactericide/fungicide agents. It can be applied undiluted to the skin or used in skin healing blends. We have had experience with a blend 60/40 Calophyllum-Ravintsara for shingles pain. A truly remarkable, healing oil for every first aid kit! For those with allergies, Calophyllum is considered a nut oil.
Shelf Life: 6-9 months. Refrigerate and warm bottle gently to liquefy.