17 Vedic Reasons for You to love Tender Coconut Water

Tender Coconut in Ayurveda

Tender Coconut in Ayurveda

  1. There are times when your body fills up with pitta-charged ama -visha (toxic matter). This causes the ph levels in the deeper digestive system to fall, leading to severe hyperacidity or amla pitta. That’s when the coconut can step in to heal. Because it is anuloman in nature-capable of getting all the toxins and Vata to move downward and helping to move pitta and purify the digestive system of it-tender coconut balances acid levels and cools the system. This makes it superior to other herbs and fruits that can cool down pitta, but do not flush it out of the system.
  2. Ayurveda considers coconut a natural stress-buster.
  3. Coconut cools sadhaka pitta, which is associated with emotions.
  4. Combined with spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, cumin, coriander, and turmeric, coconut is not only delicious and versatile, but also heals the digestive system and promotes better metabolism.
  5. The juice of tender coconut has been billed “the world’s safest natural soft drink” for being a nutritious thirst-quencher.
  6. Combined with poppy seeds and ghee, coconut can help you sleep better!
  7. Coconut has keshya properties — that is, it improves hair quality. In Southern India, women apply coconut oil to their hair every day-which gives them long, lustrous locks.
  8. Coconut is good for curing stomach disorders related to aggravation of pitta dosha.
  9. Due to its soma-enhancing or nurturing value, coconut heals hot flashes and restores emotional stability in menopausal women.
  10. Coconut improves the complexion. You can make coconut-based skin packs at home. The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians suggests mixing coconut oil with oatmeal powder and a little bit of lavender flower powder to make a soothing facial pack.
  11. A burning sensation in hands and feet is cooled down by drinking coconut water/milk. All you have to do is make a paste of crushed middle aged coconut and apply it on hands and feet.
  12. Coconut is traditionally considered a wound healer, especially effective at preventing the formation of scars if applied topically.
  13. Hiccups due to pitta are also eased by coconut water.
  14. If you have urine retention from heat, then coconut water helps. Similarly, liver problems, such as inflammation, are also soothed by drinking tender coconut water.
  15. There is a word called karshan meaning “that which supports the body to stay slim by enhancing fat metabolism.” Recent research suggests that coconut is good for burning fat and lowering cholesterol- and it is clearly written in ayurveda that the oil has karshan properties.
  16. Coconut helps detoxify and flush toxins out of the body.
  17. It is delicious!