Euphorbiaceae Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd.

Indian Walnut

Hawaiian - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Akana, Akaiko, 1922, Hawaiian Herbs of Medicinal Value, Honolulu: Pacific Book House, page 56

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Scientific name: Aleurites moluccana (L.) Willd.
USDA symbol: ALMO2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Indian Walnut
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Family (APG): Euphorbiaceae
Native American Tribe: Hawaiian
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Nut shells and gourds burned and the resulting smoke or fumes entered the vagina for swollen wombs.

RECRD: 8278 id: 1987