Known as “Thangi” in the local language, it is found growing in the wilderness in the region bordering Chamba, Pangi, Kishtwar and Uri. It is an edible oil which has a nutty flavor. It is also extracted by using traditional cold pressing methods.
It is beneficial for the skin and can be used as a moisturizer. It has anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti- acne, anti-oxidant as well as scar healing properties. It is also the ideal oil for body massage and can be used for hair growth and treatment as well.