WHAT IS A KUKUI NUT?

WHAT IS A KUKUI NUT?

A Kukui Nut comes from Hawaii’s state tree, the Kukui, and it is one of the most common trees you will see in Hawaii’s forests.

  • It has many uses such as hair tonic, laxative, shampoo, and moisturizer.
  • The kernels were also boiled and used for medicinal purposes such as for headaches and fevers.
  • Because the Kukui had so many uses the tree had a spiritual significance. Because of its significance the Kukui nut leis were only worn by royalty in ancient times. They treasured these leis and wore them proudly.
  • Today, it has been brought back to popularity and worn by Hollywood celebrities and by people all over the world.

You too can feel like royalty or look like a movie star when you wear a Kukui Nut lei. You can order your lei with a mixture of flowers or just the Kukui nuts themselves. Aloha!  SHAKA TIME HAWAII