Naturally propagated seedlings can be collected and transplanted, or it can be propagated by seed and air layering. Few input requirements once established. Fast growing and a good pioneer species to reclaim land after shifting cultivation practice. Leaves are renewed regularly and old leaves left on the soil rot and enrich the soil with organic matter and nutrients. Long lived tree.
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Fruits eaten and used to produce oil, spices, and seasoning. Oil from the fruit is an alternative source of bio-diesel, and Indonesian Bio-diesel Institute is exploring commercial uses. The seed is used as a laxative, pulped kernels are used in poultices to treat headache, fevers, ulcers, swollen joints and constipation. The bark is used to treat dysentery and the bark sap is mixed with coconut milk to treat stomach problems. Leaves are used to treat tuberculosis of the neck, headaches and gonorrhea. Oil is also used in the batik industry and cosmetics, and the oily kernels can be burnt or made into candles. The "nut" (seed) is used in a gambling game in which the objective is to break the opponent's nut by hitting it with one's own with a special cultivar in Indonesia supplying oval, thick-walled nuts for this game ('kemiri pidak', 'muncang kelenteng'). The tree is also used to make dye and its wood used to make furniture, small utensils, and matches where it is abundant.
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Birds nest in this tree