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chaulmoogra oil

[chȯl′mü·grə ‚ȯil]
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Any of several fixed oils extracted from seeds of trees in the family Flacourtiaceae; widely used at one time to treat leprosy and other diseases.
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In addition to chaulmoogra oil, a bath in 105[degrees] F water was given.
b) forestry resources: pine resin, lacquer, chaulmoogra trees, sticklac, dammar, mangrove bark
The reception of Hansen's work on the leprosy bacillus in the 1870s, of the investigations of Leonard Rogers and others into the utility of chaulmoogra oil in the early years of the twentieth century, and of the developments in sulphone treatment of leprosy in the 1940s and 1950s was shaped by political and economic investments in institutions for leprosy control, and by entrenched fears and impulses which conditioned segregatory responses to leprosy in areas of medium to high prevalence across Asia, Africa and the Americas.
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.