The Coconut

Sep 28, 2012   //   by David   //   Yannay  //  Comments Off

The Coconut and its uses- By: Yannay Kaplan

The coir is the husk of the coconut and can be used in a surprisingly large number of ways like in rope and yarn, in aquarium filters, soundproofing, heat insulation, brushes, mattresses, rugs and carpets.
Copra is the inside of the coconut, commonly called the meat of the coconut. The copra is used as fodder for horses and cattle because its high oil levels and protein are fattening for stock but what makes the meat so popular is that it is the maker or producer of both coconut oil and coconut milk.
There are hundreds uses of coconut oil and more and more are being found each year. Coconut oil can be used as a healing agent, for cooking and even for beauty! The oil can help heal bug bites and burns, is in hair conditioner, make up remover, deodorant and eye cream, and helps lung function, nausea, nose bleeds, cholesterol, chronic fatigue, cystic fibrosis, depression, head lice, HIV, liver and lung disease, ear infections, hives and pink eye. The coconuts oil is a very unique thing with many uses.


Coconut milk can be used for some of the same things as coconut oil and can even sometimes be substituted. The milk of a coconut doesn’t have as many uses as the oil but is still useful to have. Coconut milk is, like coconut oil, made from the copra and is a wonderful ingredient to use in food. From it you can create main dishes to desserts and is also used in bubble baths to make your skin softer. The milk of the coconut is also a great hair softener, and dandruff remover.

Coconut water is the liquid inside the coconut which is sometimes confused as coconut milk. The water helps people who suffer from dehydration related to diarrhea and exercise and aids the body fighting viruses that cause the flu, herpes, and AIDS. Coconut water is also used in blood transfusion instead of plasma, boosts immune system, controls vomiting, and raises your metabolism. The water is only found in young coconuts and is replaced by the meat when the coconuts mature.




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