Native to the Amazon region in Brazil, Andiroba Oil has long been used by the native Indians to heal cuts, wounds and to make medice. People take a tea made from andiroba bark and leaf to treat fevers, herpes, and worm infections; and as a tonic. Andiroba fruit oil is taken for coughs. Some people apply andiroba bark and leaf directly to the skin for sores, ulcers, and skin troubles. It is used on the skin for removing ticks and skin parasites. The seed oil is used directly on the skin to treat swelling (inflammation), arthritis, rashes, muscle and joint aches and injuries, wounds, boils, and herpes ulcers. The healing abilities of the oil are due to its properties as an anti-allergenic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent and emollient. Among its active substances is a compounds known as limonoids this chemical compound present in the oil actively promotes the normal circulation of blood in the skin and aids in bringing relief from the pain and swelling during an injury. It also contains the following essential fatty acids: palmitic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitoleic acid and stearic acid.