Botanical Name: Pongamia pinnata
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Processing Type: Unrefined
Obtained From: Seeds
Description: The Karanj tree is a moderate-size (height up to 45 feet) nearly evergreen tree with spreading crown and usually short, crooked bole. It becomes leafless towards the end of March and starts leafing almost immediately with a cloak of rich, bright green leaves.
Color: Pale yellow liquid
Common Uses: According to Ayurveda, Karanj Carrier Oil is anthelmintic, alexipharmic and useful in diseases of eye and skin. The oil has been used to treat tumors, wounds, ulcers, itching, enlargement of spleen and abdomen, urinary discharges. It also reputed to cure biliousness, piles, head pains, leucoderma, skin diseases and wounds.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Not Known
Aromatic Scent: Karanj Seed Carrier Oil yields a bitter, odd odor.
History: Karanj is among the herbs, the natives of North India have used since generations in traditional farming as natural pesticide. According to the old natives, the presence of these trees near to paddy fields helps in repelling the harmful insects.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 1 year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Cautions: Karanj Seed Carrier Oil is generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Use well diluted. Avoid use during pregnancy
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