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One of the constituents discovered in the oil was behenyl alcohol. It’s an important ingredient in anti-viral medications as well as heptacosane, which is a chemical that might slow the growth of tumors.
As for the wax, they spotted benzyl butyl phthalate, a chemical that can be found in synthetic products like shower curtains, cosmetics and food additives.
Scientists now hope to further their studies to explore how the compounds they found can be used to create better medications.