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    December 08, 2021 2 min read

    Coconut is called Narikela नारिकेल in Sanskrit. 
    The first time I experienced drinking fresh coconut was during my travels in Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) many years ago.

    At that time I was less interested in the the health benefits but I loved the taste and up to today fresh coconut water is one of my favourite drinks in summer. 

    Narikela or coconut is truly one of nature’s gifts. The coconut tree is referred to as the ‘tree of life’, ‘tree of heaven’, or ‘tree of abundance” reflective of its essentiality to everyday life.

    Narikela is also known as Kalpa Vriksha which means “the tree which provides all the necessities of life”. Ayurveda has documented around 60 Sanskrit names of coconut/ Narikela. 

    A coconut tree is a symbol of Kerala in it is a tradition here to plant at least one coconut tree on ones compound. Literally every single part of this tree is useful.

    The Ayurvedic properties of Narikela are madhura/ sweet in taste, sweet in the post digestive taste (vipaka) and has a cold potency (virya). It has a special potency (prabhava) as it promotes hair growth and is a very effective in hair oils. 

    If you would like to try an Ayurvedic hair oil we have many to choose from at the clinic. 

    Some of the benefits are 

    Coconut alleviates Vata and pitta 
    Cleanses the bladder 
    used in fever, acid gastritis, loss of taste 
    Vomiting, colic, fainting
    Urinary problems, dysuria 
    Nourishes rasa dhatu 
    Relieves burning sensation 
    The oil has a anitmicrobial effect 
    The tender coconut water relives thirst instantly 
    It is rich in sodium and postassium 

    Most parts of the coconut tree has medicinal values and is used in many Ayurvedic medicines.

    The use of coconut is not restricted to food alone and the fibres from the shell are very strong and used to make threads. 

    In India on every auspicious occasion it is recommended to offer coconuts to the gods.

    The coconut tree is truly amazing it provides food, medicine, firewood, shelter and more. 

    Which part of the coconut is your favourite? We would love to hear your favourite way of eating it. 

    With love the Lakshmi Team 

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