Candlenut: More Than a Weight Loss Tool
Many of our happy customers are initially attracted to Nuez dela India, also known as candlenut, for its weight loss benefits, but slimming down is only one of the many benefits associated with this wonderful gift of nature. It’s revered around the world for its ability to beautiful hair; treat, soften, and maintain the health of skin; relieve pain and treat illnesses; and spice up the dinner menu. If you think candlenut is only for weight loss, think again!
Nuez dela India is well known in many cultures for the numerous benefits it offers in terms of healthy, beautiful hair. Many people believe that candlenut oil can help hair maintain intense, lustrous color. It’s also believed that conditioning hair with candlenut oil can help prevent loss and thinning, and increase growth and strength, to keep locks long and thick. It’s also great for your scalp and has been used to help prevent and reduce dry scalp and dandruff. You can even find shampoos that contain the oil of the Nuez dela India.
Candlenut oil is known to be a very effective emollient as well as a powerful moisturizer. It’s a trusted alternative treatment for many different skin conditions, including acne, dry skin, and eczema. Some people even use it in the treatment of psoriasis. All of its many skin benefits and its quick absorption make it a natural choice for massage oil for a wide variety of skin types. You’ll also find it in a variety of skin care products, including lip balm, body wash, exfoliating scrubs, and lotions.
In some cultures, pulped Nuez dela India seeds are also used for pain relief. These pulped seeds are used to create poultices that have been used to treat headaches, swollen and sore joints, and skin wounds and irritation. The leaves of the plant are also used in some cultural traditions as a topical medication for pain relief.
Nuez dela India is also an important culinary staple in several cultures. In Hawaii, the nut is roasted and powdered, and then mixed with traditional spices to create a much loved seasoning known as inamona. Inamona contains nuez dela India, red pepper, salt, and seaweed. Many families and chefs have their own ‘secret recipe’ for this special seasoning. It’s one of the main ingredients in the traditional Hawaiian dish poke (which is currently trending around the world!). In Java, candlenuts are used to create a thick, almost gravy-like sauce that is enjoyed with rice and a variety of vegetables. In some places, candlenut is also eaten as a substitute for macadamia nuts in cooking.
It’s hard not to think of Nuez dela India as a miracle plant, when you know everything this little seed of capable of!