Wellbeing - Coconut

Wellbeing - Coconut

Coconut cures

Rama Gokul

Coconut from the kalpavruksha tree has  multiple benefits, with plenty of nutritional, therapeutic and cosmetic values. Coconut milk is a rich source of proteins and is easily
digestible. In the dilute form, it’s a good liquid food, for the aged and weak.

To get rid of a tapeworm infection, drink a glass of medium coconut milk with a teaspoon of castor oil.

A teaspoon of ground poppy seed paste with honey, in medium thickness coconut milk is a good nightcap for sore throat and irritations.

Massaging the face with coconut milk regularly relieves pimples and prevents premature wrinkles.

The tender coconut kernel, which is a rich source of enzymes, is beneficial to diabetics, as it does not have fat/ starch.

Tender coconut water too has several benefits:

It is the most sterilised natural drink with nutritional and cosmetic values.

 Tender coconut water with honey makes for a good nerve tonic.

Since tender coconut has high contents of potassium, it aids in dehydration by restoring electrolyte balance.

Tender coconut is a good first-aid home remedy, in place of saline transfusion.

Being a diuretic, it increases urinary output and aids drug absorption in patients.

When infants are fed tender coconut along with milk, it nourishes them as well as prevents indigestion, curdling and vomiting.

As a face wash, it helps smoothen the skin and remove blemishes and wrinkles from the skin.

Coconut oil is a tried-and-tested remedy not only for hair fall, but also maintaining good texture of the hair. But there are other benefits too:

An application of a paste of coconut oil and turmeric powder relieves pain in cracked heels and wounds.

For a totally relaxed feeling and cooling effect, massage about half a cup of coconut milk, on the scalp; leave for 15-20 minutes and then wash.

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