Chaulmoogra Oil


Chaulmoogra belongs to the Hydnocarpus family, which is a common plant family in southern Asia. This plant can grow up to 15 to 20 meters high and has drooping branches with long leaves.

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Despite serious safety concerns, people put chaulmoogra powder, oil, emulsion, or ointment on the skin to treat skin problems including psoriasis and eczema.

Chaulmoogra is given intravenously (by IV) for leprosy. This is not surprising since the first drugs used for treating leprosy used chemicals found in chaulmoogra seeds.


  • The ripe and fresh seeds yield essential oil reputed to be a specific remedy against leprosy when the disease has just started to develop.
  • Chaulmoogra has been used as traditional medicine in India since ancient times to treat Leprosy, chronic skin diseases, wounds and ulcers

Benefits of Cedar Wood Oil

  • Chaulmoogra Essential Oil is useful in the treatment of skin diseases, scrofula, rheumatism, eczema, as a counter irritant for bruises, sprains, etc., and sometimes applied to open wounds and sores.
  • The essential oil contains chaulmoogric acid and palmitic acid, and the fatty oil has been found to yield glycerol, a very small quantity of phytosterol and a mixture of fatty acids.

Product Details
Botanical name Hydnocarpus wightiana
Plant Part Seeds
Extraction Method Cold Pressed
Country Of Origin China
Solubility Completely in hot 90% ethanol, soluble in diethyl ether, chloroform, benzene and carbon disulphide, but practically insoluble in water. 
Specific Gravity 0.935 To 0.960
Optical Rotation
 +48 to +60°
Refractive Index  1.4751–1.4771 (at 40 °C)
Consistency Thin
Strength of Aroma Medium
Mixes well with Sandal wood oil and almond oil.
Common Uses Chaulmoogra is an herb. People use the seed to make medicine. Despite serious safety concerns, people put chaulmoogra powder, oil, emulsion, or ointment on the skin to treat skin problems including psoriasis and eczema. Chaulmoogra is given intravenously (by IV) for leprosy.
Aromatic Scent Strong, woody aroma





It is not safe for everybody because it contains allergens & can cause food related allergic reactions
Pregnant women & nursing moms should use caution in using peanut oil
If one has the sensitive skin, one should do the patch test before applying it topically.

How to  use

  • For DIY concoctions, add 8 – 10 drops of chaulmoogra oil per 4 oz mix.
  • For other treatments, dilute 3 – 5 drops with a few tablespoons of light carrier oil and massage into the treatment area as needed.


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Safety Information

  • It is meant only for external use.
  • Do a patch skin test before applying it to your skin.
  • Dilute it before topical application.
  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
  • Pregnant women should consult a doctor before using it.

Stability and Storage

It should be kept away from heat & other ignition materials. And keep it in tightly closed containers . keep container in cool & well ventilated area



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