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Cocos nucifera  L.

   

Botanical Name

:

Cocos nucifera L.

English Name

:

Coconut

Family

:

Arecaceae

 

General Info

Description

It is a tall and stately palm. The trunk is stout, straight or gently curved, rising from a swollen base surrounded by a mass of roots. The leaves are pinnatisect. The leaflets are narrow and tapering. In the axil of each leaf is a spathe enclosing a spadix, which is orange-coloured, and simply branched. The palm is monoecious. The female flowers are relatively few and borne at the base of the panicle. The male flowers are numerous and borne towards the top of the panicle. The fruit is ovoid, three-angled, containing a single seed.

Herb Effects

Anthelmintic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericidal, depurative, diuretic, purgative, refrigerant and stomachic as an emollient (oil extract) on the immune system, The milky juice is a refrigerant.

Chemistry

Active Ingredients

A "polysaccharide factor", ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, gaba, linolenic acid, P- coumaric acid.

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Ascorbic acid Not Available 2-(1,2-dihydroxyethy
l)-4,5-dihydroxy-fur
an-3-one
C6H8O6 Click Here To Enlarge
Ferulic acid 24276-84-4 3-(4-hydroxy-3-metho
xy-phenyl)prop-2-eno
ic acid
C10H10O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Gaba 70582-09-1 4-aminobutanoic acid C4H9NO2 Click Here To Enlarge
Linolenic acid 94138-91-7 octadeca-9,12,15-tri
enoic acid
C18H30O2 Click Here To Enlarge
p-Coumaric acid 501-98-4 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)p
rop-2-enoic acid
C9H8O3 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

In diseases of the uterus, cooling and diuretic (Immature fruit); in debility, incipient phthisis and cachetic affections (fresh milk); for a wide range of physical disorders including asthma, cold, constipation, dysentery, earache, erysipelas, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhea, jaundice, rash, scabies, syphilis, toothache, tuberculosis etc.

Reference

Sharma, Classical Uses of Medicinal Plants.


The Himalaya Drug Company.

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