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||Garudphal, Gynocardia and Hyilll carpus
||8001-74-9, F.E.M.A. : 2657
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||Pale yellow viscous liquid with strong, woody aroma
Chaulmoogra belongs to the Hydnocarpus family, which is a common plant
family in southern Asia. This plant can grow up to 15 to 20 meters high and
has drooping branches with long leaves.
Constituents & Specifications :
Fatty acids: oleic- 78.71% palmitic- 4.85% linoleic- 12.44% linolenic-
0.08% stearic- 2.40%
Chaulmogra essential oil has a number of therapeutic properties that
contain anti-disease of skin, scrofula, rheumatism, eczema and bruises as
well as sprains and anti-wound and sores as well.
Benefits & Uses :
- Chaulmoogra Essential Oil is useful in the treatment of skin
diseases, scrofula, rheumatism, eczema, as a counter irritant for
bruises, sprains, etc., and sometimes applied to open wounds and sores.
- The essential oil contains chaulmoogric acid and palmitic acid, and
the fatty oil has been found to yield glycerol, a very small quantity of
phytosterol and a mixture of fatty acids. The ripe and fresh seeds yield
essential oil reputed to be a specific remedy against leprosy when the
disease has just started to develop.
- Chaulmoogra has been used as traditional medicine in India since
ancient times to treat Leprosy, chronic skin diseases, wounds and ulcers