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The Profile

Botanical Names Cocos nucifera L.
English Name Coconut.
Telugu Name Kobbari Nune
Family Palmaceae.
Medicinal Parts Leaf, fruit, Oil.


Cocos nucifera

Coconut adds beauty and prosperity to a house.

The Ideal Food

Coconut is considered to be the ideal food for human beings. The reason: the arrival of Homo sapiens on the planet is reported to coincide with the appearance of coconut palms.
In traditional households, coconut is strongly recommended for the expectant mother as it provides all the essential ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and enzymes for the growing foetus. Coconut is considered a great preventive medicine. It prevents the occurrence of smallpox, intestinal infections, tumours, etc.

The Oil
There are two ways of extracting oil from the plant.
Commercially, oil is extracted by crushing copra, the kernel of the dried coconut fruit. For medicinal use and also for use as hair oil, oil obtained by boiling coconut is, however, recommended by the native physicians.

Home Remedies

Pain in hips Extract some coconut milk and cook fenugreek leaves in it. Add the contents of an egg to it and eat 2 or 3 times a day.
Stomach ulcer Drink frequently tender coconut water and milk extracted from the kernel.
Hair loss

Mix 1 tbsp white powder of sweet flag in 1/2 teacup cold coconut milk massage into the scalp frequently.

Hair loss, skin-irritations Massage with coconut oil everyday
Thinning of hair Bathe the hair in 1 teacup coconut milk twice or thrice a week for a few months. (Note: Avoid soap or shampoo.)

Grind 1/2 teacup each curry leaves, rind of chebulic myrobalan and liquorice sticks into a fine paste. Boil this in 2 teacups coconut oil till the solid mass chars. Filter and use as a hair oil.
Breathing problems Mix 1 tsp camphor in 1/2 teacup slightly warmed coconut oil and apply on the chest.
Boils Dissolve 1 tbsp refined flour in a very little water. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil and fry the flour till it is softened. Spread it over a thin muslin cloth and apply on the boil when it is still bearably warm.
Skin ailments Mix oil cake of coconut with an equal quantity of black cumin and apply on the affected parts.
Wrinkles Apply coconut oil on the portions of skin and face where wrinkles set in and gently massage every night at bed time.

Individual results may vary.
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