chaulmoogra


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chaulmoogra

(chôl-mo͞o′grə)
n.
Any of several tropical Asian trees of the genus Hydnocarpus, whose seeds contain an oil formerly used to treat skin lesions caused by leprosy and other diseases.
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Cocoa and flavored syrups were used to help disguise the taste of the chaulmoogra oil (Parascandola, 2003; Trautman, 1984; White, 2003).
Prior to the early 1940s, the sole treatment for leprosy was Chaulmoogra oil--a foul smelling and largely ineffective tree extract that patients could opt to take either orally (at the price of extreme nausea) or by injection (at the risk of developing painful local abcesses).
The history section is interesting and illuminating, the origins of chaulmoogra oil and the way it fell out of use are clearly described.
Perricone, among others, has meant 10% growth per year for this segment, stimulating a private label market for companies that help doctors develop their products, which include ingredients like green tea, retinol and Indian Chaulmoogra oil.
Built on a prepare, protect and repair regimen, the Anti-Ageing Sun Care range boasts a Sun Adapt Complex based on the skin caring properties of sweet orange extract, chaulmoogra oil and commiphora plant cells, which together are said to regulate the activity of melanocytes, protect skin cell DNA and strengthen the skin's immune defenses.