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The tree known as andiroba, origins from nhandi (oi l) and rob (bitter), belongs to the same family of the mahogany and cedar tree and, because of being resistant to insect attacks highly demanded by sawm ills.
Andiroba oil is one of the most sold medicinal oils in the Amazon. Mixed with honey and copaiba it is a very popular anti -inflammatory medication to combat throat infections and influenza in general. Due to its good skin penetration, it is often used in massage to relieve bruises, dislocations, arthritis and rheumatism and acts also to sooth the skin surface and bleach superficial stains.
The anti -inflammatory and pain-relieving properties are attributed to the presence of a group of chemicals called limonoids (andirobin) and terpenes (meliacine). The andiroba oil has an inhibitory effect on the enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) which is mainly responsible for the mechanism of fatty acids until their differentiation into adipocytes, giving birth to the so-called cellulite formation. Has the function of preventing and inhibiting the appearance of undesirable cellulite.
Successfully applied as a massage oil and employed topically for many skin diseases and conditions, including psoriasis. Used in sunscreen creams despite not having photoprotective action. It shows excellent emollient properties and due to its high concentration in unsaponifiable matter adds to the sun protector the ability to repel insects.
Andiroba oil and copaiba balsam are natural ingredients that are extremely effective at stopping dandruff. Is well known for its anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties, reduces itching.
Production Process: Cold Extraction
Scientific name: Carapas guianensis
Source of Raw Material: Amazonian Rainforest / Brazil
Solvent Extraction: Absent
Used part of the plant: Seed
Origin of the Vegetable Drug: Wild crafted