Candle NutAleurites moluccana
$17.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)
Specifications of Candle Nut
Preferred Climate Subtropical, TropicalLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Fruiting/Harvest Months , February, March
Customer Tips & Reviews Candle Nut
It really does assist in weight loss. It's one of the most sure fool proof methods of cleansing the system and getting rid of toxins in the body.
Our tree is maybe 20y.o.(unsure). It is growing gangbusters due to proximity to septic line. Fruits madly - around 200/day fall - potentially hazardous due to size. Am now harvesting to prevent massive self seeding. Plan to dry for 12 months then cook.
I get mine from an Asian supermarket where I can get 200g for less than 3 dollars
Candle has become a cash crop for uganda in jinja as one of the part of renwable form of energy. with full richness of oil , it can be used to produce bio dissel
Pullenvale QLD - have three in garden, find moderate growth. No real pests. Three years and no fruit yet.
I have also had great results taking a small amount in boiling water each night and would like to get more, any suggestions where to purchase them from??
I have taken a small amout of seed in boiling water and the weight loss was effective. where can I get some more?
Mill Park, VIC
In Indonesia, beside for cooking, candle nuts is known for it's benefit to grow hair. I've been looking for the nuts in Melbourne.
Seven Hills, NSW
Candle nuts are used as a thickener in curries raher than for flavour. You can always use almonds instead if not a culinary purist, but my folks always insist on buying some when they come to stay!
I have been taking a amall amount of the nut everyday and it is working to loss weight.I am lossing it very slow and it works. I am fearful that more studies need to be done to see if it is harmful or not. All I know is it is working
It is said to be the best weight loss plant in the World, which i dont know if I believe. A couple is selling the seeds for $100 for a bottle. They claim to boil the seed and drink the water. No long term studies to prove it.
I sprinkle them around my ome to keep evil spirits away.
It can be used to make candles and soaps, they can be eaten roasted, they are very oily also they can be a nasty laxitive( dont try it)
MURGON, NSW, Australia
Flowering Oct09- Was surprised to see how hardy this tree is. 1. photo taken Jan07
Candle nut is becoming a bit of a weed in S/E QLD and think twice about planting out its range as it is a fast growing agressive self seeeder. I have pulled the one up that I planted in the Rainforest re-vegetation area on my property because of this.
It can be distilled, twice, to make bio-diesel