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Botanical name: Cocos nucifera
English name: Coconut
Hindi name: Nariyal
Sanskrit name: Narikela
Tamil name: Thenkai


Tender coconut water

Recipe 1:

The tender coconut water can be consumed in its natural form.  

  • The plain tender coconut water is unctuous
  • Sweet in taste
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Cooling
  • Light to digest
  • Cures Pitta & Vata doshas
  • Increases the Agni
  • Cleanses the urinary bladder
  • Coconut water is a mild diuretic
  • It can easily replace saline solution when needed
  • Refreshing
  • Reduces the heat of the body
  • Rehydrating
  • Rich in mineral salts 
  • Improves mental concentration

  • Coconut water is good for jaundice
  • Urinary diseases
  • Urinary stones
  • Pimples
  • Measles
  • Prickly heat
  • Heat boils
  • Sun burn 
  • Itching
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer


Recipe 2:

1. Coconut water – 100 ml
2. Honey – 2 spoons full (10 ml)
3. Milk – 50 ml


Mix the three ingredients thoroughly & consume.


Indications: Best during,
  • Fatigue
  • Nervousness 
  • Weight loss
  • Male sterility 
  • Constipation
  • Protection against Osteoporosis 

Recipe 3 : 

1. Coconut water - 150 ml
2. Lemon juice – few drops 


The ingredients need to be mixed well before consumption

  • Loss of appetite 
  • Especially good for babies 
  • Vomiting 
  • Nausea
  • Worm infestation 
  • Prevention of hypertension
  • Improves liver function 


Vata – It refers to one of the three doshas. This is made of air and ether. This functional unit is characterized by movement, coldness, lightness and dryness in the body. When imbalanced it produces pain in various parts of the body.

Pitta – It refers to one of the three doshas. This is made of fire and water. This functional unit is characterized by heat, temperature and digestion in the body. When imbalanced it produces heat and burning sensation in the body. 

Kapha – It refers to one of the three doshas. This is made of earth and water in our body. It is characterized by fluidity, strength and nourishment. When imbalanced it produces heaviness and phlegm in the body 

Doshas – Literally that which can go out of balance. Bodily humor 
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Posted by:  smugrai, Georgia  Posted on: 9/15/2012
thanks for great info.
Posted by:  tiruvarur, India  Posted on: 9/11/2011
The appropriate tamil name is ILANEER
Posted by:  salilaces, India  Posted on: 3/30/2010
i also have been advised by my dietician to avoid having tender coconut water every day as the potassium content in coconut water would agravate my diabetic status? i am puzzled !!!!
Posted by:  audich, India  Posted on: 2/13/2010
I was told by a diabetician that the Diabetic persons must not take Coconut water as it contains rich Potassium. The diabetic drugs acts throgh liver ands passes on to kidneys. The coconut water thus gives adverse effect on the kidneys for diabetic persons.

Can anyone throw some more light on this aspect ?
Posted by:  manojnair31, India  Posted on: 1/18/2010
I use to drink coconut water on every morning instead tea. Now I am not using any hot drinks.

I suggested my family and friends to follow. Manoj Nair New Delhi
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