Polyscias (Tetraplasandra) hawaiensis

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[syn. Tetraplasandra hawaiensis]Ohe or Hawaii ohe AraliaceaeEndemic to the Hawaiian IslandsHawaii Island (Cultivated)The fruits were used medicinally for babies. The mother would eat the fruits feed her baby through breast milk to cure paoao (childhood disease, with physical weaknesses) and ea (thrush) with no side effects.NPH00010nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Polyscias_hawaiensis

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