How does chaulmoogra oil work on treating patients with leprosy?

Chaulmoogra Oil. Chaulmoogra oil contains hydnocarpic acide & chaulmoogric acid which both have antibacterial effects. Chaulmoogra oil was injected into people with early stage leprosy. It has been largely replaced by more effective medications. Although some people benefitted from its use, in contemporary times it has its detractors as well.