Coconut has an important place in the cultural life of many cultures. In India, it is known as “Kalpa Viksha” – the tree of heavens, since it provides food, drink, shelter, and other essentials of life.
The Three Coconuts
The water in the tender coconut is highly nutritious and has medicinal properties. It helps to keep down the heat of the body. Being a delicious drink, it quenches the thirst on summer days. It contains glucose and minerals like potassium, sodium. Hence it gives energy to the body. It is given even to month’s old babies since it is easily digestible
Tender coconut water can be used in cases of less urination, dropsy, for promoting free passage of urine and in dehydration condition due to diarrhoea and shocks because of its electrolytic contents. It can also be given in irritable colon conditions like diarrhoea, dysentery, colitis etc. it can be used in cases of hyperacidity.
The coconut water stops nausea and vomiting. It is a good remedy for cholera since it supplies potassium lost in vomiting and diarrhoea. It is given in cases of infectious fever as it increases urinary output and also eliminates toxins.
As the coconut passes from tender to younger stage, the liquid inside forms a jelly like substance generally called ‘Spoon Coconut’. Being delicious and easily digestible it can be given to infants, aged and also to people who are sick. It contains oil, carbohydrates and proteins which do not rot in the intestines and therefore considered a better protenous food than others. Moreover it does not add any toxic substance to the system. This fleshy layer can be applied to wounds also in view of its healing property.
The ripened coconut contains much oil which acts as a laxative and also as a germicide. The milk from its kernel is rich in protein and can be given in cases of protein deficiency in moderate quantities. It is a good remedy for acidity because the oil content in it suppresses the excretion of acids in the stomach. It also helps to relieve dry cough and chest pain.
Children relish chewing coconut with jaggery which is actually good for the health of their gums and teeth. The use of coconut strengthens and rejuvenates the system.
Ripened coconut should not be used by persons who suffer from diarrhoea, dysentery and colic disorders. It should not also be given to persons suffering from liver disorders and higher cholesterol.
The Benefits of Eating Coconut
Coconut is King
What is amazing about coconut is that its re-vitalizing properties are almost instant, within 5 minutes of some fresh coconut you will feel a burst of energy, clarity of mind and well-being.
Saturated Fat /Cholesterol
First of all lets banish the myth that Coconuts are high in cholesterol, they are not. The fat from coconut is considered saturated but it is actually called Lauric Acid which is a type of fat which is easily absorbed by the human body and used instantly as energy.
Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid which is abundant in coconut oil and is considered responsible for many of its health benefits. Coconut oil is about 50 percent lauric acid. The only other abundant source found in nature is in human breast milk.
This is quite amazing by itself and shows the power of the oil as it is such a close match to our mother’s milk just imagine how powerful this stuff is!
Coconut is a potent anti-bacterial and anti-fungal it is a great cleanser of our guts and is something that can help heal the gut should problems like leaky gut syndrome occur. On top of this Coconut will help your body fight off infection so it is a great thing to eat when you are unwell or feel something coming on, this is thanks to it being converted to Monolaurin by the body which fights off infections (viral or bacterial).
Stable for Cooking
Coconut oil itself which can be purchased pretty cheaply in your local market is hands down the best cooking oil. It is stable at high heats retaining all of its benefits (unlike Olive oil) and it will leave the food with a delicious taste.
The effect coconuts have on your thyroid are shocking, they can boost thyroid function by up to 20%. Having an efficient thyroid is essential for our bodies to carry out several functions including boosting our metabolism and energy production.
In the 1940′s farmers tried coconut oil to fatten their animals but discovered that it made them lean and active and increased their appetite. Whoops! Then they tried an anti-thyroid drug. It made the livestock fat with less food but was found to be a carcinogen (cancer causing drug). In the late 1940′s, it was found that the same anti-thyroid effect could be achieved by simply feeding animals soybeans and corn.
It keeps getting better, coconut has been proven to have anti-cancer effects especially of the colon and breast. This is due to the oils protective nature and ability to safeguard the body from infection whilst cleansing your system.
Coconut water is again an amazing substance, this stuff has an array of health benefits firstly it is low in carbs and sugars and one of the best hydrators, fluid replacers know to man.
- Coconut Water is More Nutritious than whole milk – Less fat and NO cholesterol!
- Coconut Water is Better than processed baby milk – It contains lauric acid, which is present in human mother’s milk
- Coconut water is naturally sterile – Water permeates though the filtering husk!
- Coconut water is a universal donor – Its identical to human blood plasma – this is the most amazing one!
- Coconut Water is a Natural Isotonic Beverage – The same level we have in our blood.
- Coconut Water is probably the best Hangover prevention. If you come home after one too many drinks have a glass before bed, its pretty amazing…
What are the benefits of coconut water?
a. Nutritious coconut water as a diuretic, which is to facilitate the excretion of water art. Young coconut water mixed with a little lemon juice beneficial to overcome dehydration, also to combat disorder in the stomach worm small children.
b. If the young coconut water mixed with milk is very good for your child’s diet. Young coconut water mixture has properties to prevent clotting of milk in the stomach, vomiting, constipation, and indigestion.
c. Coconut water also has various medicinal properties. Among other things, drink young coconut water can also help overcome the toxic effects of sulfa drugs and other antibiotics, making the drugs more quickly absorbed the blood.
d. Washing your face with coconut water on a continuous basis each day can cure or eliminate acne, dark spots, wrinkles on the face that came early, dry skin, and her face became visible glow.
e. Mix coconut milk with a little honey. This herb is a tonic of cheap but nutritious. This herb stimulates sexual centers of the body and eliminate the evils of sexual arousal excessive.
f. Acne can be treated with a mixture of 25 grams of paste of turmeric with a glass of coconut water, then left for the night, then add 3 teaspoons of red sandalwood powder. Stir, stir all these ingredients until smooth, then stored again undisturbed for 3 days. Strain this mixture with three layers of gauze. Save this juice in a bottle, and apply to face twice a day until the acne disappears.
g. Coconut water is also efficacious as a medicine injuries, feet are cracked, and eczema. Relatively easy to make concoctions. Soak a handful of rice is in a young coconut water with the shell until the rice was sour because of fermentation, and rice milled into fine powder. Rice flour is used to rub every day for 3-4 days in the sick body part.
h. If the young coconut water mixed with turmeric powder and water whiting in equal measure is a drug burn and eliminate heat on your feet and hands.