The oil of this seed contains 77% of polyunsaturated fat, 43% of linoleic acid and 33% of linolenic acid.
The tree is grown in home gardens, naturalized and cultivated in Sri Lanka, southern India, Bangladesh, Amazon and West Indies.
WESTERN FUNCTIONS REPORTED: Anti-infective; anti-mycotic; aperient; aphrodisiac; emollient; laxative; purgative; stimulant; sudorific.
COSMETIC • Oil is used topically to stimulate hair growth in Fiji.
DERMATOLOGICAL • Oil topical for burns, stretch marks, and ” lump in stomach”. • Sap for skin fungus. • Coral cuts. • Septic wounds; (bark infused)]. A salve is made from the nuts for external ulcers and sores.
DIGESTIVE • Constipation or cleansing [Costa Rica; South America diarrhea, dysentery. • Sprue (a tropical digestive disease; stomach ache; ” lump in stomach” ( oil topical)]; voracious appetite; South America; stomach and abdominal problems(bark infused in combination); bowel cramps (charred nuts applied topically on navel)]. • Food poisoning (leaves.
INFECTION • Sap topical, or salve made from seeds for external ulcers, infections and sores. • Fever.
ONCOLOGY • Tumors (bark topical). Aleurites moluccana: Kukui flowers
THIS PRODUCT SHOULD NOT BE USED AS TREATMENT TO CURE ANY ILLNESS AS IT IS NOT MEDICATION.