chaulmoogra oil

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chaul·moo·gra oil

(chawl-mū'gră oyl),
The fixed oil expressed from seeds of Taraktogenos kurzii and Hydnocarpus wightiana (family Flacourtiaceae); formerly used to treat leprosy.

hydnocarpus oil

An obsolete therapy for leprosy.

chaulmoogra oil

, chaulmugra oil, chaulmaugra oil
A vegetable oil used to treat leprosy and some dermatoses. Although generally replaced by sulfones in treatment of leprosy, chaulmoogra oil is still used in areas where leprosy is endemic because of its availability and low cost.
See also: oil
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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).
Intensified studies on chaulmoogra oil gave way to the injections of drugs as proteins, glandular extracts, serums, antitoxins, plant extracts, and vaccinations.
Chaulmoogra oils are extracted from Hydnocarpus species from some regions in India (especially the Western Ghats and Karnataka).