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Coconut Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
GI 45. GL 0.8
Botanical Name
Cocos Nucifera
Hindi Name
Gari, Narial, Nariyal
Chinese Name
Ke Ke Ye Zi

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Action of Coconut

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Nutrients in Coconut

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Parts Used

Roots, Inflorescence, Seeds, Endosperm, Flower, Oil, Ash, Fruit

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Coconut

It may cause Heart Disease.
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Coconut is a palm tree.
It is Perennial.
It grows in a Tropical Climate.
It grows up to 30 M.
Best used for Dehydration.

Common Names

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Materia Medica for Coconut

Coconut General

Coconut ( Nariyal in India ) is associated with the Arecaceae family, more commonly known as the Palm family. It is one of the major staple food across Asia. It can be eaten in raw or Cooked form.
It is loaded with Essential Vitamins, Minerals. Coconut water is a rich source of Electrolytes. It keeps the body well hydrated.
The Antioxidant property reduces the Premature symptoms like Spots, Fine Lines, and Wrinkles. It fights against free radical damage.
Having it every day is beneficial for the development of healthy bones and teeth. It prevents Osteoporosis by improving the body’s ability to absorb Calcium and Magnesium.
It also enhances the Immunity due to its Antiviral, Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiparasitic action.
It is a natural source of energy and improves Digestion.
It takes good care of the Heart by lowering LDL ( bad ) Cholesterols levels and raises HDL ( good ) Cholesterol levels.
It gives volume to the Hair and prevents Hairfall and Gray Hair.
It improves the cognitive ability and improves the concentration power. It reduces Mental Fatigue and helps to treat Alzheimer's Disease.
It inhibits the growth of Cancer cells and balances hormones.
Due to its richness in Dietary Fiber, it reduces the risk of Diabetes by secreting the production of Insulin. Thus, relieving the load on the pancreas.
Regular consumption of Coconut cuts down the Abdominal fat and stops excess food craving.
Besides, it also promotes healthy Thyroid function.
Being a natural Diuretic, it treats Urinary Tract Infection. It alleviates the Problem of Heartburn and Acidity.
It improves Bowel movement and reduces Inflammation.
Single Herb

Coconut for Candidiasis

Take 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil orally 1-2 times a day.
Or rub Coconut Oil on infected areas on your skin.

Coconut Oil for Aging

Massage your face with Coconut oil before going to sleep daily.

Coconut Oil for Frizzy Hair

Apply Coconut Oil on the hair directly.

Coconut Oil for Pesticide Poisoning

Aluminum oxide is one of the constituents of Agricultural pesticides. It is poisonous to the human body.
It did not have an antidote so far. Fortunately we have one now.
Take three tablespoons of Coconut oil daily for 15 days.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Aphthous Ulcers

Grind grated Coconut with Coconut water and 2 cups of hot water. Strain it. Use the liquid as a mouthwash.
OR : Take some fresh Coconut milk and add 1 teaspoon of Honey in it. Apply this on the Mouth ulcers. It provides a soothing effect. It is a good herbal treatment for preventing Mouth Cancer. Do it 2 to 3 times in a day.
In order to get rid of above procedure, you may buy Coconut Milk from market.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Colitis

Drinking a glass of Coconut water daily helps to cure Colitis.

Coconut Oil ( Nariyal ka Tel ) for Cracked Heels

Coconut Oil ( Nariyal ka Tel in India ) contains Coumaric Acid which is a strong Antioxidant. It decreases the inflammation and makes the Heels soft and supple. Coconut Oil moisturizes the skin and removes the dead cells.
Take a tablespoon of Coconut Oil. Apply to the Cracked Heels. Massage for 5 to 10 minutes. Wear socks. Leave overnight. Continue this process for a month.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Nose Bleed

Take 2 pieces Coconut ( Nariyal ) in an empty stomach.

Coconut Oil for Premature Greying of Hair

Gently massage your scalps and hair with Coconut oil at night. Wash your Head next morning.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Ringworm

Apply Coconut oil on the affected areas.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Dandruff

Take 30 ml Coconut milk. Massage it on your scalp and hair. Wash after one hour.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Kidney Stones

Crush Coconut flower to make paste. Add 1 tsp of it in 200 g Yogurt. Have it twice a day.

Coconut Water ( Nariyal ) for Acid Reflux

Drink coconut water 3 to 4 times a day in Acidity. It helps to remove acidity.

Coconut ( Nariyal )for Gastric Catarah

Take Coconut water twice a day in treating Gastritis.

Chinese Okra ( Tori ) for Grey Hair

Dry few pieces of Chinese Okra. Soak them in Coconut oil for about 3-4 hours. Heat it till gets black. Massage the scalp with this oil.

Coconut Oil for Thyroid Problems

Add 1 tsp Coconut Oil in a glass of warm Milk. Drink it during night time..

Coconut Oil for Psoriasis

Massage using Coconut oil over affected areas. Take bath after 2 hours.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Dysuria

Take one glass of Coconut ( Nariyal ) water thrice a day.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Digestive Disorders

Eat 20 gram Coconut ( Nariyal ) on an empty stomach daily.

Coconut Oil (Nariyal ka tel ) for Dark Underarms

Apply Coconut oil to the darkened area.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) Water for Fatigue

Coconut ( Nariyal ) Water contains several minerals and vitamins which gives energy to a fatigued person.
Have one glass of Coconut ( Nariyal ) Water 2 times a day.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Obesity

Take 1 tsp Coconut extract early in the morning. It is easily available in the market.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Pneumonia

Add 1 tsp Coconut oil in a a cup of Coffee. Add Honey instead of Sugar. Drink twice a day.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) for Baldness

Massage the Coconut milk on the scalp.
It treats the damaged hair and prevents hair fall.

Coconut Oil ( Nariyal ka Tel ) for Dark Circles

Apply Coconut Oil ( Nariyal ka Tel ) for a month and your Dark Circles will disappear.

Coconut Oil ( Nariyal ka Tel ) for Achalasia

Have two tablespoon of Coconut oil daily after dinner. Repeat the process for two weeks.

Coconut Oil ( Nariyal Ka Tel ) for Sunburn

Coconut Oil ( Nariyal Ka Tel ) contains Fatty Acids, which help the skin to revitalize and soothe the inflammation. Moisture obtained from Coconut Oil ( Nariyal Ka Tel ) by the skin, does not allow the skin to peel off.
Wash the affected area with water. Pat dry. Apply Coconut Oil ( Nariyal Ka Tel ) over the affected area twice a day.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) Water for Measles

Drink a glass of Coconut ( Nariyal ) Water twice a day.

Coconut Oil ( Nariyal ka Tel ) for Heat Stroke

Massage the scalp of the patient with Coconut Oil ( Nariyal ka Tel ). It helps in normalising the body temperature.

Coconut for Entamoeba

Drink Coconut water 3 to 4 times a day.
OR : Consume 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, once a day.

Coconut for Giardiasis

Eat Coconut pulp per day for 3 days in the morning on an empty stomach and before dinner.
Note : Do not Consume anything for 4 hours after taking Coconut pulp.

Coconut ( Nariyal ) as an Aphrodisiac

Consume the flesh of Coconut with Coconut Milk and Honey. It increases Libido in both men and women.

Coconut for Aphthous Ulcers

Take some fresh Coconut milk and add 1 teaspoon of Honey in it. Apply this on the Mouth ulcers. It provides a soothing effect. It is a good herbal treatment for preventing Mouth Cancer. Do it 2 to 3 times in a day.

Coconut Water for Heat Stroke

Have a fresh glass of Coconut water 2 times in a day.

Coconut Milk for Alopecia Areata

Apply coconut milk on the affected area. It stimulates the Hair growth and prevent the hair fall.
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Herbal Treatment For Candidiasis 2

Dilute 1-2 drops of Oregano Oil in a tablespoon of Coconut Oil. Rub it over infected areas. External use only.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 5

Take 5 g root powder of Sweet Flag. Mix it with 10 g Coconut milk. Apply this paste on the affected part. Let it dry for half an hour. Rinse it off.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 6

Take oil of Spikenard roots. Mix 10 ml in 100 ml of Coconut oil. Apply on the scalp twice a week.

Herbal Treatment For Leucorrhoea 1

Take One cup juice of White Banana stem and mix with half cup Cucumber seeds powder. Mix and filter. Add half cup Coconut Water and drink regularly for a week.

Herbal Treatment For Itching 2

Take equal quantity of Coconut oil and Lime juice. Mix them. Apply on the affected part twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Ringworm 3

Make a paste of Vernonia Cinerea, Poppy, Black Cumin, Dry Coconut powder. Apply it for three hours. Wash it off with luke warm water.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 4

Mix 2 to 3 teaspoons of Coconut oil ( Nariyal ka Tel in India ) and one teaspoon of Indian Gooseberry juice. Mix well. Massage your scalp with this mixture. Leave it for an hour. Wash off and Shampoo. Repeat this 2 to 3 times a week.

Herbal Treatment For Haematuria 2

Extract the juice of Spinach. Take Spinach Juice and coconut water in equal quantity. Drink one glass two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Ulcers 5

Burn the leaves of Jackfruit, Corn and Coconut Shell together. Mix Coconut oil to make paste. Apply over the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 6

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of Lemon ( Nimbu in India ) juice in 2 tablespoons of lukewarm Coconut Oil ( Nariyal in India ). Mix well. Apply it on the scalp. Gently massage for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave it for an hour. Wash off and Shampoo. Do this 2 to 3 times a week.
Note : It is a myth that Lemon causes graying of the hair.

Herbal Treatment For Colitis 1

Take 1 cup of Coconut water. Add 1 tsp juice of Drumstick leaves with 1 tsp Honey in it. Drink thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 5

Mix equal quantity of Coconut water and freshly prepared Spinach juice. Have it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Grey Hair 1

Boil some pieces of Indian Gooseberry and mash them. Add Coconut Oil in it. Mix until it gets black. Apply this mixture on your hairs.

Herbal Treatment For Myopia 1

Mix equal quantity of Almond, Aniseed, Coconut and sugar. Grind to make powder. Have 1 tsp twice a day with warm Milk.

Herbal Treatment For Itching 10

Take one tablespoon Coconut juice and one tablespoon Tomato juice. Mix. Apply on affected parts for 20 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Alopecia Areata 2

Mix Snow Lotus oil with Coconut oil. Rub the mixture on the Bald Spots. After this, apply Eclipta Prostrate oil. Leave it for an hour. Wash.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 11

Take the following herbs in equal quantity :
Eclipta Prostrate : Bhringraj : Dried
Indian Gooseberry : Amla : Fresh or Dried
Coconut : Nariyal : Fresh : Flesh
Olive : Jaitun
Almond : Badam
Grind all ingredients together. Apply on the scalp and hair. Wash with cold water after one hour.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 5

Take the following herbs :
Coconut : Nariyal : Milk : 2 tablespoon
Poppy : Afeem : Seeds : Powder : 1 tablespoon
Honey : Shehad : 2 tablespoon
Mix all ingredients. Have one teaspoon with milk at night.

Herbal Treatment For Ascaris 12

Eat 100 gram Coconut ( Nariyal ) in the morning. After 2 hours have 2 tablespoons of Castor ( Arandi ) oil. Most probably Intestinal worms are flushed out at once, if not repeat the process.

Herbal Treatment For Mouth Cancer 1

Take one teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ) and 2 teaspoons of Coconut ( Nariyal ) Milk. Mix. Apply solution on affected area of mouth. Wash with cold water after 20 minutes. Do this 3 or 4 times a day for best result.
OR : Take half glass of water. Add one teaspoon of Honey ( Shehad ) and 2 teaspoons of Coconut ( Nariyal ) Milk. Swish with this solution thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Baldness 22

Boil One cup dried Henna ( Mehandi )Leaves in 500 ml Coconut Oil ( Narial ) for 15-20 minutes.
Strain and store in a cool place.
Massage this oil on the scalp thrice a week.

Herbal Treatment For Cellulite 1

Take 2 tablespoon Cocoa, one tablespoon Sugar and one tablespoon Coconut oil. Grind all together. Keep it in a jar. Massage affected parts for 15 minutes.

Herbal Treatment For Alopecia Areata 3

Take the following herbs :
Indian Gooseberry : Amla : fresh : Boiled : Crushed : 100 gram
Coconut : Nariyal : Oil : 100 ml
Brown Mustard : Lal Sarson : Oil : 200 ml
Mix all ingredients. Heat until Indian Gooseberry ( Amla ) turns to black. Strain and bottle. Use it regularly for massaging the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For High Cholesterol 3

Crush grass of Cynodon Dactylon to make paste. Take 1 tsp of the paste with 1 Black Pepper and quarter tsp Cumin seeds. Have it once a day with Coconut Milk.

Herbal Treatment For Lower Back Pain 14

Heat some Coconut oil ( Nariyal Ka Tel ) and put 9-10 cloves of Garlic ( Lehsun ) in it. Remove from heat when the Garlic ( Lehsun ) turns brown. Filter and store the oil in a bottle. Massage firmly on your back and then take a warm water bath.
Note : You can also use Sesame oil ( Til Ka Tel ) for this preparation.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 13

Add One tablespoon each of Coconut Oil ( Nariyal Ka Tel ) and Olive Oil ( Jaitun Ka Tel ) in a chopped ripe Avocado ( Makhanphal ). Apply it as a hair mask avoiding roots and leave on for half an hour. Rinse off with normal water and then shampoo your hair. Use this remedy Once a week.

Herbal Treatment For Grey Hair 14

Mix the leaf juice of Eclipta Alba ( Bhringraj ) and Coconut Oil ( Nariyal Ka Tel ) in equal quantity. Massage your hair regularly with this mixture to get beautiful black hair.

Herbal Treatment For Grey Hair 16

Grind a small plant of Eclipta Elba ( Bhringraj ) to powder it. Make small tablets from its paste and let them dry for few days. Store the dried tablets in a container. Soak 2-3 of these in some Coconut oil ( Nariyal ka Tel ) for 2 days. Then massage your hair with this oil. Use on a regular basis for a couple of months.
Note : You can also use Sesame oil for this preparation.

Herbal Treatment For Lower back pain 17

Ingredients :
Coarse Sooji ( Semolina ) - 4 Cups
Ghee ( Clarified Butter ) - 2 Cups
Coconut ( Dry sliced ) - 1/2 Cup
Pistachio Nuts ( Sweet ) - 1/2 Cup
Almonds ( Unpeeled ) - 2 Cups
Munakka ( Big raisins ) - 1/2 Cup
Crystal Sugar ( Mishri ) - 3 Cups
Green Cardamom Seeds - 10
Katira Gond ( Tragacanth gum ) - 1/2 Cup
KamarKas ( Bastard Teak ) - 1/2 Cup
Char Maghaz - 1/2 Cup
( Combination of Almonds, Pumpkin seeds, Cantaloupe Seeds and Watermelon seeds )
Makhanay ( Euryale Ferox ) - 1/2 Cup
Raisins - 1/2 Cup

Step 1:
Take 1/2 cup of Ghee in a broad pan and heat. Add Coconut , Pistachio , Almonds , Munakka , Katira Gond , Char Maghaz , Makhanay and Raisins to it . Fry on a low heat until it turns light brown. Spread them separately on a paper till all the Ghee is absorbed.
Step 2:
Crush all the nuts coarsely.
Step 3:
Take a pan and fry Kamarkas and lay it separately on a paper.
Step 4:
Take 2 cups of Ghee and heat it. Add Green Cardamom Seeds and let them splutter and then add Sooji and mix well till Sooji turns light brown. Do not let Sooji burn.
Step 5:
Add all the crushed nuts and Crystal Sugar to the mixture and keep mixing on a low heat. Sugar should stay a bit crunchy.
Step 6:
Add Kamarkas in it and mix again. Let it cool.
Step 7:
Consume one large table spoon every day with warm milk. Preserve it in an air-tight container. It stays fresh up to 2 months.

Herbal Treatment For Alopecia Areata 4

Take 4 tablespoon of Coconut Milk and add 2 tablespoon of gram flour. Mix them well and make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas. Leave it for half an hour and then rinse it off. It stimulates the blood circulation to the Hair follicles and prevent the hair fall.

Herbal Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction 1

Take 1 teaspoon each of Saffron, Cardamom, Dry Coconut Gratings, Raisins and Powdered Rock Sugar ( Mishri ). Mix and wrap all the herbs in a Betel leaf. Chew it after meals.

Herbal Treatment For Gray Hair 23

Simmer few Curry Leaf ( Karipatta ) in a cup of Coconut ( Nariyal ) water. Wash off your hair with this mixture to get rid of graying hair.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 38

Prepare an infusion by steeping few Curry Leaf ( Karipatta ) leaves in Coconut ( Nariyal ) water. Rinse off your hairs with this mixture once in a week.
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Thywill ( Ghana )
07 Dec 2019
What other plants can be conbine with shellflower
11 Dec 2019
Dear Thywill Please explain your query. Why you want to mix and take the herb?
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Lekan Allen ( Nigeria/Lagos )
30 Mar 2020
Can children between age 6 and 10 drink from the Abere soaked in water? May be once a day?
31 Mar 2020
It is good for children, you can use it but with minimal quantity. Take it for 4-5 days in regular then pause for few days as 5 days and then take again. For what reason are you giving abeere? There are other options too that can help in certain problems.
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