Andiroba Oil, Garapa guianensis

Andiroba Oil, Garapa guianensis

In the Tupi language, the word Andiroba means “bitter taste » because of the seed’s flavor. But if Andiroba oil is so appreciated in Amazonia, it is because of its many medicinal virtues.

It is often associated with preparations for its soothing effects, its action moisturizing, regenerating and antioxidant.

Andiroba oil is also used as a natural mosquito repellent. The Andiroba tree can reach 40 meters in height. Its wood is also prized for its red colour and natural resistance to termites. But its seeds are more valuable.