Nutrition Fact of Candlenut
Health Benefits of Candlenut
- The oil from the candlenut is an irritant and is used on the scalp to promote hair growth.
- The pulped seed kernels are used in poultices to relieve headaches, fevers, swollen joints and sores and ulcers on the skin.
- In Java the bark decoction is given for dysentery, while the hot leaves are used for headaches and gonorrhoea for which purposes they are applied topically to the body.
- The leaves and bark have been found to have antiviral and antibacterial properties, while the methanol extract of the leaves has hypolipidemic effects.
- The leaves have pain-killing properties believed to be due to their flavonoids content.
- The nuts from the tree may be used in cooking as a substitute for macadamia nuts, but should not be eaten raw as they contain saponins and other toxic substances.