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  • Narikela / Cocos nucifera - A Summer Beverage

    January 16, 2011 1 min read

    100 % pure coconut water now available! No added sugar or preservatives.
    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.
    In India every auspicious occasion is recommended by offering prayers to the Lord along with coconut. During a ritual worship, gods and goddesses are invoked with the holy offering of Narikela as a symbolic expression.
    Ayurveda has documented around 60 Sanskrit names of coconut/ Narikela. The exact meaning of the word "Narikela'' is that which has flowers and fruits with long tendrils.
    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 hair oil, for example Neelibhringadi taila.
    It alleviates Vata and Pitta dosha. Many ailments such as fever, acid gastritis, loss of taste, vomiting, colic, fainting and diarrhoea can be treated with Narikela.
    Coconut is also used in conditions like depletion of body tissues/ dhatus, burning sensation, urinary problems, increases the urine output, quenches thirst and rejuvenates the body cells.
    Use coconut water: This is probably the most cooling and healthy natural drink one can have every day especially during the summer season.

    Coconut Water Nutrition per 100 ml
    Energy 95KJ
    Moisture (g) 97.0
    Protein (g) 0.1
    Fat (g) 0
    Sugar (g) 4.1
    Dietary fibre (g) 0
    Potassium (mg) 50
    Iron (mg) 99.85
    Cholesterol 0