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Product Code: PCO1113
INCI Name: Buchanania lanzan Seed Kernel Oil
Chironji (Buchanania lanzan) is a a medium-sized evergreen tree species up to 10-15 metres in height indigenous to India and is found growing widely throughout in Nepal, Malaysia and Burma. It is a member of the Anacardiaceae plant family and is also popularly known as Almondette tree.
The charoli seeds is similar to soybean in shape and size, is slightly flattened and has an almond-like flavour. Though they can be eaten and used raw they are often toasted or roasted before use, as this intensifies the flavour. Also known by the name of Charoli or Chirauli in Ayurveda, these dried modest seeds have been uses traditionally in the Ayurvedic medicine for treating various digestive disorders like diarrhea, ulcers and irregular bowel movements.
Chironji Oil is extracted from the seed kernels (about 52% yield) and is often used as a substitute for almond oil and olive oil. Chironji oil is an excellent humectant and antibacterial agent and is used for treating various skin diseases.