Author: Jan Scholten
633.44.13 Lodoicea maldivica
English: Nux absurda; Cocos maldivica; Sea coconut.
French: coconut de mer.
Content: alkaloids, arecoline; tenaline.
Culture: used in the East as a masticatory for sweetening the breath and hardening the gums; marriage and divorce ceremonies; symbol of the home.
Nervous: apoplexy; epilepsy; paralysis, painful; fainting.