chaulmoogra oil


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chaulmoogra oil

[chȯl′mü·grə ‚ȯil]
(materials)
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.
The history section is interesting and illuminating, the origins of chaulmoogra oil and the way it fell out of use are clearly described.
Some examples include Murumuru butter, Chaulmoogra oil and Ouricouri wax.