Aleurites moluccanus (or moluccana), the candlenut, is a flowering tree in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceae, also known as candleberry, Indian walnut, kemiri, varnish tree, nuez de la India, buah keras or kukui nut tree.
Its native range is impossible to establish precisely because of early spread by humans, and the tree is now distributed throughout the New and Old World tropics. It grows to a height of 15–25 m (49–82 ft), with wide spreading or pendulous branches. The leaves are pale green, simple and ovate, or trilobed or rarely five-lobed, with an acute apex, 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) long. The nut is round, 4–6 cm (1.6–2.4 in) in diameter; the seed inside has a very hard seed coat and a high oil content, which allows its use as a candle (see below), hence its name.
What are the Amazing Benefits of Candlenut For Medicine ?
Research abroad has been mentioned that a number of the content of the bark and leaves of candle nut plants have been tested to fight the symptoms of cancer. In addition it provides treatment for a variety of respiratory diseases suffered in children such as asthma symptoms. Some of the complaints of other problems following treatment method, as shown below:
- Treat dysentery: candle nut bark as much as 10 grams of boiled with 400 cc of water, then wait until the remaining half. Drink the potion while warm.
- Relieve toothache – candle nut stem sap as much as 3 hatching in and apply on the aching tooth. Do it three times a week.
- Overcoming thrush – stem sap taken candle nut taste and give a little coconut milk and then mix well. Jerky thin this mixture on the sprue part.
- Fever in children – A few drops of hazelnut oil boiled with water. Boil until boiling, and Drinks potions while warm.
The content of substances in candlenut
As has been widely known in addition to ingredients and spices to dishes rich candle nut content of compounds essential to the body. Chemical content contained in candle nut include such glycerides, linoleic acid, palmitic, stearic, myristic acid, oil, protein, vitamin B1, and fatty substances. Benefits of the popular candle nut contained in the walnut oil, which emerges from the collision that has been roasted candle nut seeds or burned. Hazelnut oil to nourish hair useful as the benefits of olive oil and restore the natural luster of the hair so black, hazelnut oil extract is widely used by manufacturers of shampoo.