Mallotus philippensis is a plant in the spurge family. It is known as the Kamala or Red Kamala, due to the fruit covering, which produces a red dye.
M. philippensis is used to produce red dye and herbal remedies. It produces rottlerin, a potent large conductance potassium channel opener.
A source of Kamala dye which is used in colouring silk and wool.
As anti-oxidant for ghee and vegetable oils.
Oil is used as hair-fixer and added in ointment.
Seed oil is used in paints and varnishes.
Seed cake is used as manure.
Wood pulp is suitable for writing and printing paper.