Candlenut, this tiny white, garlic-like spice, is usually used in dishes such as stews or to add a thicker texture to cooking broths. Who would have thought, candlenut also has health benefits.
The public belief has long been that hazelnut is usually made into oil for use on the hair. The application of hazelnut oil to hair is believed to make hair black and shiny.
Candlenut is known as Aleurites Moluccanus which is a flowering tree in the Aleurites genus belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. Candlenut grows mostly in tropical and subtropical areas of the world such as Malaysia, Indonesia, as well as parts of Australia.
Reporting from the Health Benefits Times, not only for hair but pecan is also believed to be effective against various diseases. Here are the benefits of candlenut to prevent and treat various diseases.
Improve Digestive System
Pecans are an excellent source of fiber, and that is why adding pecans to the diet can be so beneficial for the digestive tract. This regular use of candlenut can facilitate the digestive process. Consuming it regularly also helps with regular bowel movements because the oil it contains acts as a laxative.
Fight Fungal Infections
Yeast infection may not be dangerous, but it makes a person uncomfortable and insecure. To relieve it, it is enough to apply hazelnut oil to the infected part of the body. Do it regularly to get optimal results.
Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Candlenut is very beneficial for people whose cholesterol levels are above normal. Pecan increases levels of good cholesterol (HDL or high-density lipoprotein) and lowers levels of bad cholesterol (LDL or low) -density lipoprotein).
The sap in the bark of the hazelnut tree is beneficial for health as a canker sore treatment. One thing that is needed is the sap from the bark of the hazelnut tree. To get the sap, you have to tear off the bark and wait for the sap to appear. After the sap appears, place it with cotton and give it coconut milk. Then apply it on the mouth ulcer.
Constipation or constipation always occurs when a person usually eats less fibrous food. Take 1 slice of hazelnut, 2 shallots, 10 grams of cinnamon, 30 grams of aloe vera leaves, half a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of fennel, 800 cc of water. Blend all ingredients (without 800 ccs of water) until smooth. Second, boil all ingredients with 800 cc of water. Boil until half the water is reduced. Drink it twice a day, and drink as much as 200 cc per drink.
Treat Fever in Children
If the child has a fever, take 15 grams of pulutan root, and a little hazelnut oil, it can reduce fever. First, boil 15 grams of pulutan root and some hazelnut oil, with water. After that, strain and put in a glass. And ready to drink. However, this must be consulted with a doctor.
Candlenut sap also treats toothache. Just like before, you just need a trunk from the candlenut tree. The first is to tear off the bark and wait for the sap to appear. Apply it on the tooth that hurts the tooth. Leave it on the teeth for up to 10 minutes.