Did you know that in India the coconut tree is called “Kalpa Vriksha” which means a celestial tree which grants all wishes? It truly is a divine tree. It is so called because each and every part of this tree is useful to its optimum level. It is generally grown in tropical and exotic places.
Let’s start with its Leaves: The leaves of coconut tree have a quill shape. These leaves are used for thatching of roofs, making fences, fans, baskets, mats etc. The mid ribs of the blades of the leaves are used to make brooms. The remaining parts of the leaves are used as firewood.
Woods: are used to make furniture, boats etc.
Coconut fruit: It has two outer coverings. The green outer cover is hard and is used to make coir products like bed, carpet, ropes etc. And the second one is brown in colour which is much harder than the first one. Coconut water is the best natural juice amongst all fruit juices and tastes better than most energy drinks. It promotes weight loss, controls diabetes, and boosts immune system. It is 99% fat-free, has a balanced pH level, reduces risk of cancer, and raises metabolism.
Coconut water is the best source of energy for pregnant females as it is one of the richest sources of electrolytes. It is high in chlorides, potassium, and magnesium and has a moderate amount of sugar, sodium and protein. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and heart function. Coconut water is also a good source of dietary fibre, manganese, calcium, riboflavin and Vitamin C. The white coconut milk is famous for making curries and puddings.
Coconut Oil: The white part of coconut is dried to churn oil which has been proved to be beneficial for both hair and skin. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that the scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body care products such as soaps, lotions, creams, etc., used for skin care. Coconut oil is very effective against a variety of infections due to its antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It is also used for cooking.
Natural medicinal tonics made out of coconut water should become more popular and in the future replace replace products containing alcohol.