Pongamia pinnata from the seeds of which Karanj Seed Essential Oil is distilled is a moderate-size (height equals 15 metres), 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, very bright green leaves.
It sometimes known as the Indian Beech Tree or Honge Kanuga Karanja Pungai
Traditional Attributes of Karanj Seed Essential Oil:-
According to Ayurveda, Karanj Seed Essential Oil is anti bacterial,anthelmintic, alexipharmic and useful in diseases of eye, vagina, skin. The oil has been used to treat tumours, wounds, ulcers, itching, enlargement of spleen and abdomen, urinary discharges. It also reputed to help conditions like biliousness, piles, head pains, leucoderma, skin diseases and wounds.
Karanj Blends Well With:-
We have found no evidence of Karanj blending well with any other oil and there is none documented
Karanj is among the herbs, the natives of North India, have used for generations in traditional farming as a natural pesticide. The anti bacterial activity is mainly due to the inhibition of cell-membrane synthesis in the bacteria. According to tradition, the presence of these trees near to paddy fields help in repelling the harmful insects.