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Tamanu Oil and Its Many Blessings


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Although we often hear friends and health care professionals tell us to eat right and get plenty of exercise, we rarely hear someone suggesting we take care of our skin properly. In fact, our skin is considered an organ. So, just as we would take care of our heart, our stomach, or any other part of our body, we need to take care of our skin. We do not often consider that our skin is the first line of defense for the rest of our body. However, if our skin is in bad shape, our entire body is affected. Therefore, if you want to take better care of your epidermis, then you need to learn about Tamanu Oil and its many blessings.

Tamanu Oil is found in the kernel, within the nut, of its fruit. The tasty treat is most commonly found growing in Tahiti, but it can also be found in other tropical climates. The tree is uniquely characteristic with black cracked bark and shiny elliptical leaves.

Likewise the Tamanu kernel is dark and small. However, its healing powers are considered big news to people who suffer from a wide range of skin disorders. However, the kernel must first be converted to the much prized oil similar in appearance to olive oil. So, the kernels are dried and protected against humidity for two months. Then, the oil is pressed out. Since the tree only blossoms twice a year, and it takes 100 kilograms of the fruit to yield 5 kilograms of the precious commodity, the oil is not cheap. But, the benefits far outweigh the time and expense of manufacturing this miracle skin care product.

If you suffer from skin problems, you know how miserable and debilitating skin maladies can become. Not only is it irritating and hurtful, it leads to self-consciousness. Skin maladies affect every aspect of life. So, Tamanu Oil is a blessing for individuals suffering from a myriad of ailments and allergies.

The list includes: infections, rashes, allergies, acne, growths, eczema, and psoriasis.

Skin infections can be extremely painful, uncomfortable and irritating. After an individual is almost driven crazy by the infection, he/she generally resorts to a doctor's visit and a prescription for an antibiotic. However, since the human body has become more resistant to the known types of antibiotics, doctors hesitate to write a script unless the patient is totally insistent and really miserable.

Now, we know of a natural means to help the skin heal. Tamanu Oil works as a topical ointment for the skin. It can be applied directly to the skin, as is, or diluted in a cream or ointment. For example, the application of the topical cream or ointment fights the infection from the outside-in. Absorbed into skin, it helps aid the healing process.

In addition to infection, Tamanu Oil is affective in the treatment of rashes. If you have ever spent any length of time around infants, you know how miserable a diaper rash can be. Seemingly nothing can make a crying baby comfortable and happy. Then, when the diaper becomes soiled again, the rash is just irritated further.

Not all rashes are limited to small children. For example, if you have an allergy to nickel, then you already know the consequences of allowing your jeans button to touch your skin. By the time the day is over, you have a rash that is so miserable; it almost drives you insane with discomfort.

Thankfully, whether you are young or old, Tamanu Oil has been found affective in treating rashes. For small children, the topical cream can be applied during a diaper change. For adults, the oil in its purest form or a product including the oil can be used directly on the affect area of the skin.

Sometimes, rashes and other equally uncomfortable skin disorders are caused by allergies. An afflicted individual is totally miserable and sometime virtually incapacitated by the symptoms. Rashes, boils, bumps, and hives are just a few skin maladies caused by allergies. Fortunately, as scientists continue to explore the many ways Tamanu Oil can assist in skin care. It can be used topically to relieve the discomfort of the occasional outbreak, or applied regularly as a skin cream to keep the symptoms at bay.

Another outbreak we humans suffer is acne. Once a person hits puberty, acne is soon to follow. For some it is a minor annoyance for a few years. For others, it can be debilitating socially, emotionally, and physically. From a little red bump to open and oozing sores, the problem can be a lifelong challenge. The pain and scars are more than skin deep. However, doctors have found that Tamanu Oil can even help acne suffers. Topically administered, it can help the body's natural defenses assist in the growth of healthy, younger looking skin.

Like acne, eczema can be devastating both physically and emotionally. For example, a child with eczema will scratch until the skin is actually raw and bleeding. Even if the temptation to scratch can be controlled during waking hours, kids will scratch during sleep, waking in the morning with puffy, sore, and oftentimes bleeding wounds on the skin. Fortunately, the skin healing aspects of Tamanu Oil can also help those that suffer from the worst forms of eczema.

Like eczema, psoriasis is a lifelong disease of the skin that can literally drive a person crazy. Psoriasis is much more than a flake here and an itch there. Psoriasis is a source of discomfort and pain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anything that will provide relief, with additional side affects is an unimaginable blessing. Tamanu Oil can be that blessing.

For virtually any skin irritation, disease, or abrasion, skin care and Tamanu Oil go hand in hand. The topical ointment is an added boost to the healing processes the body naturally supplies. So, if you have any skin challenges, do not suffer in silence and misery. Try it and watch your skin become younger and healthier right before your eyes.

Tina Matsunaga is a contract writer for professionals, Internet marketers, and work-at-home individuals like her. She holds a BA in English from Regis University.

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