chaulmoogra oil

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Noun1.chaulmoogra oil - an oil from chaulmoogra trees; used in treatment of skin diseases and leprosy
oil - a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
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Leprosy in India was first described in the Susrutha Samhita written about 600 BC (Hove) and treatment with Chaulmoogra oil was known at that time.
Though not without side effects including nausea, chaulmoogra oil was the treatment of choice for acute stages of the disease and as a topical agent for ulcerating lesions.