Hydnocarpus laurifolia


THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, cicatrisant

AFFINITY FOR: skin, respiratory tract, nerves

RESONANCE: physical

PLANT FAMILY: Achariaceae (formerly Flacourtiaceae)


EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION:Dilute with carrier oil or water and apply to areas of concern.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Chaulmoogra has a pleasantly mild, woody aroma.

EMOTIONAL – SPIRITUAL – MENTAL ASPECTS: There are no emotional aspects mentioned that I can find for this essential oil although, of course, it has some.

PHYSICAL ASPECT: Chaulmoogra is used in the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema. It is also used for bruises, sprains, sores, wounds, and scrofula. In England it is recommended in treatments for tuberculosis. Chaulmoogra is sometimes used in the cosmetics industry to even the pigmentation of the skin.

GENERAL INFORMATION The fresh, ripe seeds of this plant are reputed to contain an essential oil that has been used specifically in the treatment of the early stages of leprosy. The use of chaulmoogra for leprosy is documented in several countries over a period of several hundred years.

CAUTIONS: Non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. There is not enough information available to declare it safe for pregnancy, however. Caution is advised with pregnancy and small children.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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