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CENOLA Posts: 330
1/3/12 3:32 P

thanks guys

12/15/11 8:33 A

I checked the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database and found out this information:
Candlenut is also known as Candleberry, Tung Seed and Balucanat.
The oil from this seed is used in soaps, linoleum, and in wood preservation and varnish (for example tung oil)

It is likely UNSAFE when used orally. This seed is believed to contan the toxins toxalbumin and hydrogen cyanide. The toxicity level ranges from servere stomach pain and irritation to death. Even a single seed might cause severe poisoning. The seed also has a laxative effect. Candlenut can promote excessive sweating, stomach pain, violent vomiting, diarrhea, slowed reflexes, slowed breathing and possible death. Skin contact can cause dermatitis.

Hope this information helps
SP Registered Dietitian Becky

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,471
12/14/11 11:00 A

I don't believe that anyone should take a laxative unless they need, organic or not.

That is a great way to mess up the natural rhythm of your body

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 12/14/2011 (11:01)
SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,228
12/14/11 10:38 A

Laxative is laxative, whether organic or not. Either way it's not healthy - avoid.

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12/14/11 7:24 A

Do you want to eat a candlenut every day for the rest of your life? If you lose weight this way, how will you keep it off? I think it's more practical to eat healthy and exercise.

It is dangerous to take laxatives when you don't need to. It's bad for your digestive tract.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
CENOLA Posts: 330
12/13/11 11:47 P

has anyone ever heard of the candlenut? My co worker has been eating one nut a day and lost 20lb in 6 months. She got in from Mex where its called nunes de india i read up on it and it seems like an organic laxative with more positive side effects like hair growth stimulation. "Hawaiians used the kernel of kukui nuts as a laxative and the bark for asthma

Read more: Hawaiian Plants That Have Medical Uses | Garden Guides

im not sure if its healthy or safe. does anyone have experience with that?

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