Re: Magickal uses for Kukui
By: Spirit75 Apr 14, 2017
Post # 2
After some light research it actually appears that Kukui nuts have a variety of associations. Most of them seem to be around health, enlightenment, and love.
on the health side, the oils are used in cosmetics for skin health, and the nuts may be slightly toxic when raw, cooking them makes them edible and they are used in a variety of dishes.
Hawaiian culture has a particular regard for the nut as they were used as a source of light both as a nut wrapped in a long leaf and through their oil. Apparently they have a steady burn time as a nut and were even used as a measurement for time. So they bring light into darkness- associating with enlightenment and protection.
They are also associated with a Demigod named Kamapuaa, who according to wikipedia is a fertility god who can become a Kukui nut tree. So it may be worthwhile researching some of the stories and folklore around him as well.