Foraha / Tamanu
Foraha, a/k/a Tamanu, Kamanu and Alexandrian laurel, Calophyllum inophyllum Madagascar, organic.
Foraha stimulates cell regeneration and is good for fragile or broken capillaries.
Foraha is used for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and cicatrizant properties (a product that promotes healing through the formation of scar tissue). It has been used to treat leprosy. It helps wounds heal and is soothing for eczema and skin irritations such as burns, rashes, and insect bites. It is used as an aid for relieving pain, healing wounds, herpes lesions, and post-surgical scars. Combined with Ravensara aromatica essential oil, it has been used successfully as a treatment for shingles.
Not usually used as a carrier oil because of its thick consistency, however, it is sometimes combined with other carrier oils.
It is highly recommended as a facial oil, either alone or with essential oils added.
Shelf Life: 6 months to 1 year when properly stored.