The palm tree
This tree has the reputation of being the Tree of Life and rightfully so! The Palm tree is one with a rich and long history being used for food, tools, fuel and clothing. But not many people in western society recognize the amazing medicinal benefits that this gift from above contains. The palm tree is something each and every one of us should try integrating into our diets!
Although the countless uses of the palm tree could fill a book if need be, we here at Nujima will look at the amazing uses of the palm tree as it relates to food and healthy living.
The magic in the Palm Tree begins in the rich oil found inside the mature Coconut. The presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid make Coconut Oil one of the healthiest oils your body can consume. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia. A testament to the benefits of Coconut oil can be seen in the fact that the traditional indian system known as Ayurveda heavily factored in coconut oil. Some research has indicated that a treatment of ingesting coconut oil daily can even cure some forms of Cancer! Most if not all of the benefits of Coconut Oil can be found in other coconut related products such as Coconut Milk (which coincidentally has the same composition sas human breast milk!) and Coconut Spread.
The Benefits of Coconut oil include:
- hair care,
- skin care,
- stress relief,
- maintaining cholesterol levels,
- weight loss,
- increased immunity,
- proper digestion and metabolism,
- relief from kidney disorders,
- heart diseases,
- high blood pressure
- diabetes, HIV and cancer,
- dental care,
- bone strength
- Cardiovascular Disease
“And the earth brought forth vegetation, and plants yielding seed after their kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after its kind: and God saw that it was good.”