Coconut Palm Medicinal Uses
The Coconut palm is a valuable source of medicine around the world. This tree is used to treat a wide range of health problems. Medicine is obtained from coconuts. Rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals they provide different health benefits.
Coconuts are commonly used in herbal and western medicine as remedy for heart diseases, high blood pressure, digestive and bladder problems, diabetes, bronchitis, cancer, asthma, constipation, diarrhoea, stress relief, skin infections, wounds, burns, flu, cough, fever, pain, regulating menstruation cycle, weight loss, cholosterol level, dental care and many others.
Coconuts have antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant and soothing effects.
The most powerful part of the coconut is the oil it contains. It can be used both internally and externally.
The coconut oil has the healthiest edible fatty acids. Lauric acis is an essential fatty acid. It is also found in human milk. Lauric acis had antimicrobial properties and protects the body from bacterias and infections. The coconut oil is an important part of the a healthful diet.
Other parts of the coconut palm tree such as roots, flowers, hearts is also used in traditional herbal medicine in many countries.
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