Tamanu Oil


One of the main ingredients used by UNICA is Tamanu oil.

If there is such a thing as miracle oil, Tamanu oil is THE miracle oil. Tamanu oil is an excellent example of a traditional remedy which has come to broader attention due to a combination of effective use in the traditional setting and scientific research corroborating its benefits.

Tamanu oil is found in the kernel, within the nut of Tamanu fruit. The fruit is most commonly found growing in Tahiti, but it can also be found in other tropical climates. The Tamanu nut is a botanical oddity. When the fruits are collected and cracked open, the blond nut kernel inside contains no apparent oil. However, when the kernel dries on a rack for a month or so, it turns a deep, chocolate brown, and becomes sticky with a rich, pleasant smelling oil. Using a simple screw press, the oil is squeezed from the dark kernels. The resulting oil of Tamanu is dark green and luxurious. Though Tamanu oil is thick and rich, once it is applied to skin it is readily and completely absorbed, leaving no oily residue. Since the tree only blossoms twice a year, and it takes 100 kilograms of the fruit to yield 5 kg of this precious commodity, Tamanu oil is not cheap. But, the benefits far outweigh the time and expense of manufacturing this miracle skin care and skin repair oil.

Tamanu oil is an outstanding topical healing agent with general skin healing actions. It has remarkable anti neuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties. Given Tamanu oil’s unique ability to promote the growth of new, healthy skin tissue and considering its protective properties in cases of overexposure to the sun’s rays, and the fact that about 75% of premature aging of the skin is caused by UV radiation from the sun, one can understand the powerful anti-aging properties of this miracle oil.

In Europe, sometimes called Domba oil, it has a 70 to 75% success rate in alleviating rheumatism and scabies. It is also effective on gout and ringworm. It heals chapped skin, post-surgical wounds, cracked skin, bed sores, rashes, athlete’s foot, boils, and infected nails. Tamanu oils can also help acne sufferers. Topically administered, Tamanu oil can assist in the growth of healthy, younger looking skin, and the elimination of acne. The skin healing aspects of Tamanu oil can also help those that suffer from the worst forms of eczema and psoriasis.

Tamanu oil has demonstrated significant benefits in hospital setting as treatment of severe burns caused by boiling water, chemicals and x-rays. n 1928, sister Marie-Suzanne, a missionary nun of the Society of Mary stationed in Fiji, tested Tamanu’s medicinal properties and used it affectively to treat leprosy.

Sometimes referred to as “Green Gold” or the Sacred Oil of Tamanu, this oil also possesses analgesic properties that help rid the body of pain extremely fast especially when it comes to conditions such as neuralgia, sciatica, shingles and rheumatism. The combination of the oil’s anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities can be particularly beneficial in the case of pulled muscle, ligament damage and sprains.
Because of its cicatrizing capacity, Tamanu oil is amazingly effective for the treatment of everything from acne and acne scars, scarring generally, stretch marks, diabetic sores, psoriasis, sunburn, blisters, burns, cuts, eczema, herpes sore, insect bites and the reduction or complete removal of unsightly age spots.

Unica products containing Tamanu oil:

Face creams: Queen anti-aging & regenerating face cream for very dry & damaged skin; Spring Rebalancing Cream Combination/Oily Skin.

Oil Blends: Forever anti-aging & regenerating oil for very dry & damaged skin; Breeze acne relief anti-aging rebalancing & purifying face oil for oily and acne-prone skin, Freedom oil for muscle, joint & rheumatic pain .

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