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

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Synopsis Tamanu or 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.


Le Tamanu, ou Calophyllum inophyllum, a été utilisé en médecine traditionnelle locale pour de nombreuses et différentes raisons. L'huile a été démontrée comme vulnéraire et cicatrisante. Les substances chimiques responsables de telles actions sont les calophyllide et l'inophyllum, parmi d'autres polyphénols complexes.
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Keywords: Calophyllum inophyllum; Tamanu; calophyllolide; cicatrising; complex polyphenols; inophyllum; traditional medicine; vulnerary

Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: 1: Dweck Data, 8 Merrifield Road, Ford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6DF, UK and 2: Concentrated Aloe Corporation, 123 North Orchard Street, #4 A Ormond Beach, FL 32174, USA

Publication date: December 1, 2002

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