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Karanj Seed Essential Oil

Karanj Seed Essential Oil

Karanj is a moderate-size (height upto 15 meters), nearly evergreen tree with spreading crown and usually short, crooked bole. It becomes leafless towards the end of March and starts leafing almost immediately with a cloak of rich, bright green leaves.


Botanical Name: Pongamia Pinnata
Origin: India
Family: Leguminaceae
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Note: Top
Colour: Pale yellow
Consistency: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Karanj seeds yield a bitter, non-edible (24-40%) oil with what is best characterized as an odd odour.
Aromatic Strength: Strong
Blends Well With: Does not blend well with other oils
History: Karanj is among the herbs, the natives of North India have used since generations in traditional farming as natural pesticide. The anti bacterial activity is mainly due to the inhibition of cell-membrane synthesis in the bacteria. According to the old natives, the presence of these trees near to paddy fields help in repelling the harmful insects.


Cautions: Generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Use well diluted. Avoid during pregnancy.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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Specification Documents

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