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“If you could count the stars, then you could count all the ways the coconut serves us.”
The coconut palm tree is a part of the broad range of palm trees. Its scientific name is Cocos nucifera and is considered as the tree of life. Why? It’s simply because all of its parts can be amazingly used for our basic needs. From the roots to the fruit, it has a valuable role to mankind that no other plant can give.
Coconut palm tree mostly grows and bears mature fruits in tropical areas like Philippines, Brazil, and Thailand, since these are tropical countries. It needs a temperature of about 24 degrees Celsius and above so it can fully grow. They can be grown in subtropical areas but the fruits won’t be as great as those grown in tropical areas. It’s one of nature’s gifts that we have to take care and be thankful for.
To end your questions why coconut palm tree is referred to as the “Tree of Life,” here’s a list of what it can give you from roots to its leaves.
A mature coconut can give you several essential uses:
The young coconut has the purest coconut water and can heal urinary tract infections (UTI) and prevents kidney stones from occurring. The soft coconut meat can be used in salads, popularly known in the Philippines as “Buko Salad.”
The group of flowers in a coconut palm tree can do a lot of things too.
A coconut spathe is the part that encloses the flower. It also has its own particular use like producing helmets, handicrafts and bags.
Nothing goes to waste with coconut palm tree as the leaves produce necessary things to mankind. It can produce high-quality paper pulp, brooms from the midrib, baskets, fruit trays and other decorations.
The coconut tree’s trunk is a great source of lumber and other wood products. It’s the mainly used wood for construction of houses and buildings in the Philippines. It can also produce other furniture and novelty items.
The roots of a coconut palm tree can be used for producing dye stuff, ropes, and twine.
As you can see, all the parts of the coconut palm tree are useful for all your daily needs! It doesn’t only give you that beach-like tropical feeling. One of the most prominent uses of the coconut palm tree is coconut oil. You can’t count with your fingers the number of benefits it gives to mankind and animals!
Live a great life and make use of the things coconut palm tree can offer us.