Coconut Palm Medicinal Uses: Antiseptic And Regulates Urinary Disorders
(Cocos nucifera) The coconut palm is a tall, unarmed, branchless beautiful tree, sometimes reaching over 20 meters in height. The roots grow deep, and are numerous. The leaves at the upper end of the tree form an apical crown. The fruit is three-angled and one-seeded. It is surrounded with fibers and a hard shell with three markings, generally referred to as the apical eyes. The inside is a white edible kernel, supplied with sweetish water. These palms love the saline coastal regions and thrive well in such places.
Parts Used: The whole plant (roots by decoction, bark made into ash, and flowers in infusion).
- Promotes the flow of urine
- In disease of the uterus
- In liver complaints, inflamed urethra, bronchitis and dysentery
- For sore throat
- Can be used to apply to gangrenous, painless ulcers and infectious boils
- It is an antiseptic used for scabies and toothache
- As a coolant in fever and regulates urinary disorders
- Purifies blood, checks vomiting and used for asthma
- For malnutrition and general weakness
How to Use:
- The decoction of the root promotes flow of urine, and is used in the disease of the uterus. It is also given on persons with liver complaints, bronchitis and dysentery. The infusion of the young roots is used as gargles for sore throat.
- The freshly tapped juice of the flower stalks is recommended for constipation. The same juice mixed with rice flour, gently heated is applied to gangrenous and painless ulcers and to infections caused by boils.
- The ash of the bark and the stem is antiseptic. It is used for scabies and toothache.
- The jelly of the tender coconut is used for sore throat in children. It is recommended also for intestinal inflammations.
- The water of the young coconut is cooling and is useful in fever and regulates urinary disorders. It purifies blood and checks vomiting. The milk of the coconut is one of the best remedies to cause wrinkles to disappear. It is calmative, promotes flow of urine, gentle laxative and purifies the blood. For asthma it is recommended to take every morning and evening 2 or 3 teaspoons of coconut milk, followed by a cup of watercress tea. This milk is recommended for malnutrition and general weakness.
- Water of the ripe coconut promotes flow of urine.
- The kernel of the ripe coconut is excellent for the expulsion of worms such as tapeworms. The kernel should be grated, in a dose of 2 tablespoons, followed by a dose of castor oil.
- The pulp of the tender coconut is used for piles and the oil obtained from the nut is used for pain caused due to piles.
- The infusion of the flowers, mixed with honey, is good for respiratory problems.
Caution: Excessive use of the water of tender coconut may cause painful or difficult urination. Desiccated coconut is not suitable for medicinal purposes.