Because of its properties, coconut is considered very auspicious in Indian culture and is usually used in every festival. Vedas and other religious literature have description of its many utilities.
Coconut is used both as a food item and as a medicine. It is a rich source of vitamin E, B, C and calcium, iron, phosphorus and other minerals. It has high quality alkaline oil. It is a rich source of fat. The protein found in coconut is also of high quality.
Coconut is easily digestible, nutritious, blood enhancer, urinary tract purifier, strength giving and remover of the three doshas.
Chewing coconut daily prevents all types of mouth cancer. The baby is healthy if the pregnant mother takes coconut regularly and the delivery is also less painful. Fresh coconut water is almost as good as breast feed. Children`s health remain good by drinking it regularly.
Coconut milk is very healthy for people suffering from ulcer, colitis, constipation and weak digestion.