Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Kura trees grow at Nukutatava
Last time I was at Nukutatava beach, one of the girls pointed out a kura tree growing right near the shore and I picked some of the green fruit. When the fruit turns yellow or white the women make a potent medicine to cure all sorts of ills. Kura is the Fijian name for noni which grows in many Polynesian countries and is bottled and sold in health food shops. Several of the women in our family make this medicine and are confident that it is excellent for good health.
Peceli spent yesterday down the Macuata coast at Dreketi inspecting a kura plantation as some farmers are considering alternative crops to sugar-cane. To diversify seems the way to go.
The little tree normally grows wild of course.