Tamanu oil has been studied since early 1900 by researchers in Europe, Asia and the Pacific Islands for its medicinal and topical value. Tamanu oil has the ability to form new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing. This process is known as cicatrization. For this reason, the oil is widely used as a topical aid for cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites, stings, abrasions, acne, diabetic sores, scaly skin, eczema, herpes and body odor. Tamanu oil is excellent for skin and absorbs quickly without a greasy residue.