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DIPTERYX ODORATA - TONKA BEAN.

Dipteryx Odorata or Tonka Bean
Synonym
Coumarouna odorata.
Common name
Tonka bean, cumaru, tonguin bean, rumara, fèves de tonka, Tonkabohne, líng líng xiãng dòu .
Family
Fabaceae (Bean family).

Overview
The Tonka bean tree is big and grows up to more than 120 feet high.
The wrinkled beans (inside de actual seeds) about 2½ " long, are black and have a very sweet and aromatic fragrance; they are used in perfumery.
The fruits contain one single seed.
The Tonka bean contains coumarin which is used as an anti-coagulant.
It is used to flavor castor oil, for scenting tobacco and to disguise the odor of iodoform and as an imitation for vanilla products, but this is potential harmful due to the coumarin in the beans.
The Tonka bean is also called Cumaru by the Amerindians in Suriname.
The wood is used for heavy, durable construction such as shipbuilding and timber activities.

Suriname's traditional medicine
A decoction of the seeds with some sugar is used against the common cold.
Also used in hair preparations and shampoos.
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Hardiness
USDA zone 10 - 11.
Propagation
Seeds.
Culture
Full sun; moist, well drained soil.
Protect from frost or plant in frost free location.

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Dipteryx odorata hair oil 125 ml US$ 13.50
Dipteryx odorata hair oil 1000 ml US$ 89.40
Dipteryx Odorata viable seeds 1 package (4 seeds) US$ 5.60
Dipteryx Odorata unviable seeds 1 package (4 seeds) US$ 5.60
Dipteryx Odorata viable seeds 1 package (100 seeds) US$ 122.00
Dipteryx Odorata unviable seeds 1 package (100 seeds) US$ 122.00
Dipteryx odorata tincture 1 fl. oz (29.6 cc) US$ 11.35
Dipteryx odorata tincture 6 x 1 fl. oz US$ 61.29
Dipteryx odorata tincture 12 x 1 fl. oz US$ 115.78
Dipteryx odorata tincture 2 fl. oz (59.1 cc) US$ 20.65
Dipteryx odorata tincture 6 x 2 fl. oz US$ 111.51
Dipteryx odorata tincture 12 x 2 fl. oz US$ 210.63


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