• Name : Chiraunji Oil
  • English Name :Chirauli Oil, Chironji Oil
  • Scientific Name :Buchanania latifolia



Buchanania lanzan Spreng. Syn. B. latifolia Roxb. (Farn, Anacardiaceae); an evergreen tree upto 15 m high, found throughout the country in dry deciduous forests.1


Morphology Description (Habit):

Seed laterally much compressed, creamish-brown, mottled with darker brown lines, 0.4-0.6 cm long, 0.3-0.5 cm wide, occasionally separate cotyledons also occur, funicle stout, micropyle superior, linear, hilum present at the apex of round edge; slight pressure separates oily cotyledons; odour, pleasant; taste, sweetish-oily.1 The oil is often used as a substitute of almond oil and olive oil.


Parts Used:

Oil extracted from the seeds




As per Ayurveda:

           Rasa (Taste)                 : Sweet

           Guna (Property)           : Heavy unctuous

           Veerya (Potency)         : Cold

           Vipaka (End Result)    : Sweet


Pharmacological Actions:

Chiraunji Oil is Vatapittahara. The primary pharmacological actions of this soothing oil are summarized as under:


Skin and Hair: 

i. The cooling oil helps mitigate marks and blemishes over skin.

ii. The oil is used in the manufacturing of skin cosmetics and has similar properties like almond and olive oil.



Blemishes and hyperpigmentation

Superficial skin injuries

Premature skin aging

Prickly heat, rashes



1. The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part-1, Vol-2.

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