KĪPUKA O KE OLA
Native Hawaiian Rural Health Clinic
A Federally Accredited Independent Rural Health Clinic
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The kukui nut was a symbol of light. It reminded the ancients of the light around the body, or the aura.
In the Hawaiian language, the word kukui means ‘enlightened’. The kukui nut tree is a symbol of enlightenment, wisdom, protection and peace for the Hawaiians and said to contain subtle energy known in Hawaii as “ki”. The shell of the nut was polished and worn as a lei by nobles and royalty as a symbol of being enlightened.