Foraha (Tamanu) Oil

Foraha (Tamanu) oil

Foraha ( Tamanu)

Botanical: Calophyllum Inophyllum

This beautiful opalescent cold pressed green, slightly waxy oil is rich and thick, with a delicate nutty or spicy smell.

It is a pure extract from Foraha tree, a wild tree in Madagascar, the nuts are dried in the sun for approximately two months while still in their slightly-cracked shells, then they are cold-pressed to extract the oil. 200 pounds of the fruits extract only about 10 pounds of foraha oil. The Oil extracted is 100% pure Foraha Oil with no additives, and does not contain any artificial chemicals.

And since this is a rather thick oil, you should always stir well before using to allow any matter which may have settled at the bottom of the container to become well mixed once again.

Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory , cicatrizing , stimulates cell regeneration


  • Helps wounds to heal
  • Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis
  • Skin irritation
  • Burns,rashes, insects bites
  • Relieve pain
  • Herpes lesions
  • Post-surgical scars
  • Broken capillaries
  • Shingles: a combination of foraha and Ravensara aromatica essential oil has been used successfully as a treatment for shingles.
  • skin care creams, lotions, oils
  • bath and body creams, lotions, scrubs, cleansers

Traditional uses:

It is used traditionally and till now as a soothing balm for all burns, scrapes, cuts, and bruises. It has also been found helpful for skin conditions such as acne, blisters, and athlete's foot, and lately has been used to promote the healing of post-surgery scar.

Used for years as an essential ingredient in many cosmetics.

May be used in applying a few drops to their hair after shampooing.


Linoleic acid, Oleic acid, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Calophyllic acid


Foraha Oil is to be used external only. It is not for internal use. Allergies to nuts of any kind should not use Foraha Oil

Consult skin care medical professionals for advice regarding all human skin ailments before using Foraha Oil.

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