Coconut palm

Scientific name of Coconut palm: Cocos nucifera

Name of Coconut palm in different languages:

Hindi: Nariyal ka ped

Malayalam: Tengu തെങ്ങ്, Kalpavruksham

Sanskrit: Sandhya Raga, Narial

Plant Description:

The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a tall palm, found throughout the tropic and sub-tropic area, it grows up to 30 m tall, its leaves are pinnate and up to 4 to 6 m long, and pinnae, 60cm to 90 cm long; old leaves falling down in maturity. Almost all part of the tree is useful for various needs in Kerala The name Kerala means ‘ The place of coconut’ (Kera means coconut and Ala – land or place).

Useful plant parts: Whole parts of the plant are useful, coconut, flowers, oil,

Main uses of this coconut palm:

  • Coconuts are used as a part of the daily diets (coconut milk, scrambled coconut to prepare curries)
  • Tender coconut water is a health drink (Potassium rich)
  • Oil from dried fruits (Coconut oil)
  • Charcoal is made from a hard shell.
  • Coir from fibrous husk to make ropes, coir mattress, coir mats etc
  • The husks and leaves are used to make furnishing and decorating.
  • Coconut oil used in cosmetics
  • Base of Ayurvedic Kerams
  • Stems are used to make furniture, bridges, etc.

Medicinal uses:

Urinal disorders, intestinal worms, dehydration, bladder stones, dysentery, heart problems, and skin disorders.

Chemical content: Kaprilic Acid, glycerides, meristic acid, stearic acids

How to prepare medicines with Coconut:

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Used as an ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like:

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