TENDER COCONUT WATER
In Sanskrit, Coconut is known as ‘Kalpa Vriksha’. It is native to India, South-East Asia and other tropical countries. India is the third largest coconut producing country in the world.
Tender Coconut Water which is extracted from the coconuts can be used as a drink as well as a medicine. It hydrates the body and helps in renewal of health. Tender Coconut Water is naturally sweet. It has long been a popular drink in India. Sugar and minerals are the major constituents of tender coconut water along with some fat and nitrogenous substance. The juice helps to lubricate the body systems, enhance digestion, etc. It might also be helpful in dissolving kidney stones because of the high amount of potassium present in it.
According to ‘Ayurveda’, coconut water has a cooling effect on eyes. It helps to decrease the excess heat from the eyes and improve vision.
Intake of coconut water can help reduce cramps in legs for pregnant women. It is an excellent elixir for their urinary and reproductive system as tender coconut water kills all the bacteria which provoke infections.
Tender Coconut and
Tender coconut contains
90 to 95 percent of water.
It has excellent cooling properties and it is a proven ‘Pitta-dosha pacifier’. The tender coconut water lubricates the dryness caused by toxins in the body. It also repairs the gastrointestinal tract and it's ‘Snigdha’ or the sweetness quality gives it a ‘Pranaropana’ (liferestoring) capacity. Ancient Ayurvedic literatures detail about benefits of tender coconuts. ‘Sushruta’, the most revered ancient healer once noted that tender coconuts are ‘bal maans prada’ in nature. It means that, the tender coconuts strengthen our muscles, the cardiovascular system and the seven body tissues. They also help cleanse the urinary tract. ‘Sadhaka Pitta’ which is related with moods is also cooled through intake of coconut water. Urine retention from heat or liver problems like inflammation are relieved by the consumption of tender coconut water. However, coconut water in not advised to be used in cooking.