Karanja oil is a non-edible oil extracted from the seeds of the karanja tree (Pongamia pinnata). It is a golden yellow to dark brown oil with a characteristic bitter taste and pungent odor. Karanja oil is rich in fatty acids, including oleic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid. It also contains a number of other bioactive compounds, including karanjin, pongamol, and tannin.
Karanja oil has a wide range of applications, including:
Karanja oil specification
The following are some typical specifications for karanja oil:
Karanja oil is generally safe for most people when used as directed. However, it is important to note that it can cause skin irritation in some people. It is also important to avoid ingesting karanja oil, as it can be toxic.
If you are using karanja oil for the first time, it is important to do a patch test to see if you have any skin irritation. To do a patch test, apply a small amount of karanja oil to the inside of your elbow and wait 24 hours. If there is no redness, swelling, or itching, then you can use the karanja oil on other areas of your skin.
If you are using karanja oil as a pesticide or insecticide, be sure to follow the directions on the product label carefully. It is also important to wear gloves and goggles when handling karanja oil.
If you have any questions or concerns about karanja oil, be sure to talk to your doctor or pharmacist.