Tamanu Oil for Scars (Acne Scars and Stretch Marks)

Much talk has been around about the wonderful effect of Tamanu oil on skin.This oil although unheard of in the previous decades has risen like a phoenix from the South American and African folklore medicine.This is largely due to the popularity it gained after the Dr Oz show , wherein Dr Oz praised the wonderful qualities of tamanu oil and deemed it as a must have in our skin care cosmetic package. To explore the efficacy of this oil in curing acne and scars numerous scientific studies have been cited in cosmetic journal research and herbal research.Lets explore some benefits of this oil in treating acne and scars

Action of Tamanu Oil on Scars:

The research done by the International journal of cosmetics show that few isolated compounds in tamanu oil have anti-inflammatory properties and they induced cell growth and tissue growth in injury effected regions. The compounds isolated from tamanu oil like Jacareu- bin and 6-deoxyjacareubin have shown cicatrizing effect to heal wounds and ulcers faster.Besides this other compounds isolated from tamanu oil help in reducing excessive tissue formation caused by carrageenan induced tissue swelling in lab animals.

Scars and Scar Types.

As we all know that scars are caused by any kind of injury , burn trauma or acne. Out of all the different type of scars acne scars are more common and prevalent.

  • Keloid scars. When the healing process is overly aggressive it results in larger clumps of tissues and scar formation. They are more extended than the original injury.Mostly surgical and cryotherapy is used to remove keloids. Studies have shown that a 9 week application of tamanu oil on keloids can cause reduction in the colouration and the hardness of keloids.
  • Contracture scars. In case of scars like these which is caused by burns it is seen to be difficult to remove the scars completely. Tamanu oil does not seem to be effective in such cases as per current research and studies
  • Hypertrophic scars. These are usually Red and raised scars which do not extend beyond the boundary of the injury unlike keloids. They are treated by injections and steroids which are applied in for of ointments and lotions. Possible treatments can include injections of steroids to reduce inflammation. The use of tamanu oil over a period of 6-9 weeks have shown marked reduction in skin redness and coloration.
  • Acne scars. This scars which are caused aftermath the acne or pimples which might ravage the topography your skin is possible to be cured by application of some external creams or oils.In case of tamanu oil, the properties in Tamanu oil mentioned above causes the scars to be reduced(See also cypress oil) in a striking way by removing the clogged pores and by removing the coloration caused by melanin. It has also shown to remove the redness of the skin especially in white people caused by cystic pimples or acne. Besides the scar size and skin hydration is also markedly effected by the active components in tamanu oil.If you’ve had severe acne, you probably have the scars to prove it. There are many types of acne scars, ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance. Possible treatments will depend on the types of acne scars you have.

As a conclusive remark we can say by confirmed scientific studies that there is a significant improvement in the scars caused due to acne and stretch marks after around two months of application of Tamanu oil use.It also results in reduction of the length and width of the scars.So folks what are you waiting for , use tamanu oil to root out scars forever.