Tamanu is also known as Calophyllum inophyllum which means beautiful leaf, from the Greek ‘kalos’=beautiful and ‘phullon’=leaf. The Tamanu tree is indigenous to tropical Southeast Asia; it is found in Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, South India, Sri Lanka, and the Melanesian and Polynesian islands. The oil of tamanu contains three basic classes of lipids, neutral lipids, glycolipids, and phospholipids. The oil also contains a unique fatty acid called calophyllic acid, and a novel antibiotic lactone and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent called calophyllolide. Tamanu Oil benefits for your skin are broad and effective for clearing up skin rashes, reducing or removing stretch marks and age spots. Specifically, tamanu oil possesses a unique capacity to promote the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin.