While tung seeds resemble walnuts in appearance, tung seeds are extremely poisonous, even deadly, if they are eaten raw. Tung seed contains various substances that might stimulate the bowels and cause sweating. It also contains toxic chemicals, such as cyanide.
People use tung seed for asthma and constipation and to encourage hair growth, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using tung seed can also be unsafe.
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