Foraha Botanical Oil–Anti-viral Carrier Oil


Foraha botanical oil in Tahiti  is known as tamanu, and in Madagascar it is called foraha.  This botanical oil is a thick, heavy oil with its natural waxes intact.  It is extremely  nourishing to the skin.

It sits somewhere between a carrier oil and an essential oil, containing both a fatty component and aromatic phytochemicals. It is often used in skin and hair care preparations, as it carries its own medicinal properties.

Aromatic Profile of Foraha Botanical Oil

Top Note:  

Heart Note:   Unique vegetal, waxy note with a sweet, donut like undertone

Base Note:  Vegetal, waxy, sweet

Classification:  Heart or base note

Tenacity:  Medium high

Foraha has a unique aromatic profile, that defies description.  It has been described as smelling like donuts, to resembling the aroma of a skunk–the response seems to vary greatly among people.  It must be experienced to get the full understanding, like many plant medicines.

Foraha’s true value is in its anti-viral properties.  Although it is a waxy carrier oil with fatty properties, it has more essential oil constituents in it, making it great for blending anti-viral oil blends.


Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle  OR  30 ml violet glass bottle  OR  4 oz BPA-free plastic bottle

Source:  Madagascar

Botanical name:  Calophyllum inophyllum

Production method:  Cold-pressed from wild fruit kernels

Homeopathic Properties of Foraha Botanical Oil


Internal— suppository

External–topical application, massage, dry and damaged skin, cosmetic preparations, rashes and skin conditions, small injuries

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Luxuriant and moisturizing, foraha botanical oil leaves no oily residue, as it is readily absorbed into the skin.

It has restorative properties for the colon and rectum.   It makes a fine herbal treatment for hemorrhoids or vaginitis.  It is used in suppositories (aka boluses) for vaginal or rectal use.

It is highly regenerative, for skin lesions, eczema, dermatitis, small injuries and wounds.

It has been used as a hair regenerator, and can help to reverse hair loss.  It is detoxifying to any condition that creates pus, an exceptional treatment for acne.

It can be combined with ravensare  for applying to skin infected with shingles or other forms of herpes, and will remove the pain and discomfort.  Over time, it can eliminate breakouts altogether, when combined with herbal support and dietary changes.


  • Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

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Weight 0.004 kg

1 ounce amber glass bottle, 4 oz BPA-free plastic bottle, 100 ml violet bottle, 30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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