2 Nickernuts, Caesalpinia bonduc, undrilled


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Nickernuts or nickar nuts are smooth, shiny seeds from tropical leguminous shrubs. They are round, rather smaller than a nutmeg, having a hard smooth shell, of a grayish color.
The word nicker probably derives from the Dutch word “knikker”, meaning marble.
In the Ghana, nickernuts are used to play mancala games such as oware. The nickernut is marble-like and good for other uses, such as for jewellery. (Wikipedia).
Throughout the distribution area of Caesalpinia bonduc in Africa its leaves, bark and roots are used to cure fever, headache and chest pain and as an anthelminthic. In West Africa it is used as a rubefacient and as a tonic in the treatment of jaundice, diarrhoea and skin eruptions.

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Weight 20 g


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