Overview

Laurelwood is a plant. The nut and other plant parts are used to make medicine.

Don't confuse laurelwood (Calophyllum inophyllum) with blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides).

Laurelwood is used for leprosy, hemorrhoids, scabies, gonorrhea, vaginal infections, and chicken pox. It is also used for viral infections, such as HIV.

Tamanu oil from the nut of laurelwood is used for skin conditions including sunburn, rashes, burns, psoriasis, dermatitis, scratches, skin blemishes, acne, skin allergies, bedsores, rosacea, and hemorrhoids.

How does it work ?

Laurelwood contains compounds that have been tested in the laboratory and seem to be somewhat effective against HIV. However, there isn't enough evidence to know if laurelwood works for medicinal uses in humans.

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