Physical characteristics of the plant
The Bahia coconut comes from a palm tree with an unbranched stem, marked by several rings. It has an elegant bearing, slightly curved due to the action of the winds. In the arboreal variety, it can reach more than 20 meters in height, unlike the dwarf variety. The roots can reach up to seven meters deep, depending on the type of soil.
The leaves are arranged in single branches, forming a wide crown. The flowers are white and fleshy, grouped in a bunch. The fruit is covered by a smooth, hard and fibrous green skin. The seed consists of a smooth, hard and fibrous green shell. Also part of the seed is the white, fleshy and sweetish pulp. Inside is water.
Coconut from Bahia has many indications that range from fighting diseases, malaise and even as part of aesthetic treatments. Among the main problems it fights, highlighting the treatment of abscesses, appetite suppression, respiratory ailments, angina, arthritis, gonorrhea, bronchitis and headaches.
It is also used to lower cholesterol, combat abdominal cramps, dysentery, malnutrition, diarrhea, pain, fever, jaundice, leg swelling, inflammation of the urethral canal, eye inflammation, gastrointestinal irritation, nephritis and gastric ulcers.
Coconut from Bahia is also used as a powerful moisturizer and replenisher of mineral salts. It also replenishes mineral salts and dewormer and can be used as a muscle and gum tonic. In aesthetic treatments, coconut from Bahia is used to soften and soothe the skin.
How to use coconut from Bahia
There are several ways to use coconut from Bahia to treat health-related problems. In addition to the coconut water itself, people can use nuts, milk extracted from the coconut pulp and coconut oil. Before using each of these options, it is good to pay attention to the indication.
– Bark and trunk decoction – acts as a diuretic treatment;
-Chestnut – Stomach ulcers, intestinal inflammation, arthritis, asthma, cough and respiratory tract disorders;
-Coconut milk – Asthma;
– Fresh grated coconut – Intestinal worms;
-Coconut oil – Pain in teeth with caries.