The water of tender coconut, technically the liquid endosperm, is the most nutritious wholesome beverage that the nature has provided for the people of the tropics to fight the sultry weather. It has a calorific value of 17.4 per 100 gm. the major constituents of coconut water are sugar and minerals along with some fat and nitrogenous substance. According to ayurveda-it is unctuous, sweet, promotes digestion and clears the urinary path. The various heath benefits of coconut re listed below:
Coconut water is very effective in treating intestinal disturbances in infants. It kills intestinal worms.
Coconut water acts as an oral rehydration medium in case of dehydration.
External application of coconut prevents prickly heat and summer boils in body. It is also helpful in subsiding the rashes caused by small pox, chicken pox and measles etc. it helps in keeping the body cool.
Coconut helps in keeping check over urinary infections. It is very effective in treating kidney and urethral stones. Coconut water is a significant urinary antiseptic that helps in eliminating the poison in case of mineral poisoning.
Coconut water aids in absorption of drugs taken by you, making their peak concentration in the blood by their electrolytic effect.
Presence of saline and albumen in coconut water makes it perfect drink for people suffering from cholera cases.
Coconut water forms an excellent tonic for old and sick people who find it hard to digest solid and even semi-liquid foodstuff. Coconut water provides them various minerals and vitamins which they otherwise could not get. Coconut also helps in curing malnourished people by providing them the required doses of vitamins and minerals.
Remember coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It’s a fluid of life.