yellow%20hala%20fruit_edited.jpg

Hala

Uses

content

content

content

content

The hala (pandanus; Pandanus odoratissimus and Pandanus tectorius) tree in Hawaiian culture is highly valued and used for various goods including weaving, cordage, lei (garland), laʻau lapaʻāu (Hawaiian healing medicine), straining ʻawa (kava; Piper methysticum), male flowers (known as hīnano) were used to scent homes, and fruits were eaten in times of famine.