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).
John Parascandola, "Chaulmoogra Oil and the Treatment of Leprosy," Pharmacy in History 40 (1998): 59-66.
The history section is interesting and illuminating, the origins of chaulmoogra oil and the way it fell out of use are clearly described.
Comments: Contains actives coming from black cumin, chaulmoogra, magnolia and manuka and has multiple rebalancing effects on elevated sebum production and the formation of comedones, pimples and pustules.
Some examples include Murumuru butter, Chaulmoogra oil and Ouricouri wax.