Overview

Andiroba is a plant. The bark and leaf, as well as oil from the fruit and the seed, are used to make medicine.

Andiroba seed oil is most commonly used as a mosquito repellent. Various parts of the plant are also used for conditions such as cough, arthritis, wounds, parasites, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, andiroba is used as a solvent for dissolving and removing dyes from plants, as a lamp oil, and as an insect repellent.

How does it work ?

Andiroba contains chemicals called limonoids. These chemicals seem to repel and kill mosquitoes and other insects. Other chemicals in andiroba might help the skin to heal faster from wounds.

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