Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) – the African, Asian, Polynesian and Pacific Panacea

  title={Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) – the African, Asian, Polynesian and Pacific Panacea},
  author={Anthony C. Dweck and Taylor Meadows},
  journal={International Journal of Cosmetic Science},
  • A. Dweck, T. Meadows
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Geology
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science
Tamanu or Calophyllum inophyllum has been used traditionally as a local medicine for many different purposes. The oil has been proven to be vulnerary and cicatrising in its effects. The chemicals responsible for this action are calophyllolide and inophyllum in addition to other complex polyphenols. 

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