Dhatelo Vegetable oil

Prinsepia utilis royle

Prinsepia utilis royle

Dhatelo  is a common name for the deciduous shrub native to Nepal that can grow up to three meters high at altitude of 1,800 to 3,000 meters in central to western Nepal. Dhatelo botanical name is Prinsepia utilis Royle and is from the Rosaceae family. Dhatelo is usually grows in open areas exposed to sun light on dry hillsides near waters sources. Raw fruits can be eaten and are especially enjoyed by children.

Harvesting season from flowers is February till March and fruits from April till may.

Common Name: Dhatelo Vegetable oil

Botanical Name: Prinsepia untilis royle

Botanical Family: Rosaceae

Cultivation: wild crafted

Extraction method: Steam Distillation

Plants part: Seeds

Yield: 15-20%

Local Name: Dhatelo


Aroma: Cetyl alcohol, Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*, …

Notes:  Top-middle

Color: Pale Yellow

Appearance: Fluid Liquid


Specific Gravity :0.930 to 0.970 at 20º C.
Refractive Index : 1.470  to 1.485 at 20º C
Optical Rotation: [-] 35o .5 º to (-)10.o   at 20º C
Acid Value: 9.7
Ester Value:    0. 5 to 6.5
Ester Value after Acetylating: 65
Flash Point: 2050 C
Solubility: Insoluble in water

Chemical Family:

Therapeutic Properties:


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  • Deep purple dye from the fruit can be used as paint
  • Seed oil can be used in cooking as a substitute to vegetable oil
  • Seed oil can also be used a topical application for treatment of rheumatism, muscular pain, stomach pains, skin     infections and relief of coughs and colds
  • Seed oil can be used in the hair as hair serum to increase shine and strength
  • Seed oil can be used as fuel for oil lamps
  • Seed oil residue can be used for washing clothes.