The coconut tree cannot be fully traced to a specific origin. Coconut fossils have been found dating back over 50 million years. Today they are grown over 89 tropical countries and 12 million hectares around the world.
The coconut in Sanskrit is “Sriphala” translating to “God’s fruit”. In Hinduism, the coconuts are broken in front of deities to symbolise the humbleness and clearness of a person. It symbolises the breaking of the ego.
Coconut water is a wonderful way to stay hydrated and restore electrolytes, especially after sweating or an intense workout.
The fats in coconut oil are known as MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides). These types of fats go straight to the liver, where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into ketones. Ketones have incredible benefits on the brain and are being used to treat many brain issues such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy. In fact coconut oil creates mental stamina quicker and for longer durations than caffeine.
Coconut oil helps to reduce brain fog and increase mental clarity when taken on a regular basis.
Coconut oil increases the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, this helps to burn more energy and resolves fat from the abdominal region.
The monolaurin is an active component of coconut oil found to be antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal in nature. Use coconut oil for any skin ailments. It protects against the harmful effects of bacteria, such as staphylococcus which causes acne and other skin infections. It is also good for anti-aging and has anti-inflammatory properties as well as a natural SPF of 4 for added protection from the sun.
It t increases the absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Coconut oil pulling is an effective way to remove bacteria from the mouth keeping gums and teeth healthy. It helps prevent tooth stains from tea and coffee.
Coconut water cleanses the spirit. It reminds you to be humble in this world.
The coconut resembles the head, the outer layer of hair, the inner shell our skull, the fatty part our brain, the water is our blood and spirit and then finally the kernel is our mental space or subtle body.
Drinking coconut water brings spiritual growth to the seeker. Enlightening your path in many ways.
Coconuts bring resilience and strength. It helps you withstand inhospitable weather, people and forces.
The ritual of breaking a coconut is very symbolic in the southern hemisphere. Coconut water symbolises cleansing. When a spiritual practitioner breaks the coconut it is an act of breaking the ego and shows the spiritual purity of the person. In Hinduism, it can be considered a way of humbling yourself to God.
Take one tablespoon of coconut oil every day on an empty stomach to kill parasites, help with digestion and assist in nutrient absorption.
Add it to foods or consume it prior to eating. Put a single tablespoon into your food, or take 1 tablespoon 1 to 3 times per day.
Rub coconut oil all over the body to moisturise and preserve your subtle energy body.
Drink coconut water to cleanse the spirit.
Take a spoonful of coconut oil before intense training or exercise for instant energy.