"The magical Ti-plant" Top 5 Page for this destination Moorea Local Custom Tip by Helga67

Moorea Local Customs: 16 reviews and 19 photos

  Ti plant
by Helga67

This small tree is a sacred plant. Tahitians believe it possesses mystical and magical qualities that will protect the house from fire. Wherever you will see this plants around a house, you will know that there is a Tahitian family living in the house.

Even today, dancers, high priests and firewalkers still wear the green leaves of this tree for protection.

The ti is also used in traditional healing for diarrhea, vomiting, abscesses or ear infections.

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  • Updated Jul 12, 2004
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