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Coconut: The Earth's Most Widespread Medicinal Fruit Plant

The new study, titled "Cocos nucifera (L.) (Arecaceae): A phytochemical and pharmacological review," also reviewed the toxicity literature on the coconut palm's various constituents and found there was no evidence of acute toxicity, and only low toxicity associated with chronic exposure.  The review also summarized the traditional healing applications of the coconut palm. This is an important, complementary data set, because though many of the traditional uses have not yet been tested and validated by science, they may actually work exceptionally well for these conditions in actual practice.  Read more...

 

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