Historically the Cocos Nucifera otherwise known as ‘coconut’ held an unparalleled importance to humans in history. It was one of the most potent portable nutrition ever available in the form of water. During the establishment of the trade routes to coastal India, Africa, colonisation of the Pacific Rim and South America the coconut tree has played a critical role in sustaining humans. Belonging to the genus of the Arecaceae, the whole tree inclusive of its bark and leaves is known to be extremely useful as sources of food, water and fuel. More recently, bio-diesel is manufactured from the coconut oil in the pacific.
The Cocos Nucifera oil or coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, anti-oxidants and vitamins that actively fight the free radicals that cause damage. It contains 90% saturated triglycerides. Fatty acid content is in its hydrogenated form. The oil also contains essential simple esters, inorganic and sulphated salts and fatty alcohols. The esters and salts have profiles similar to oil in its hydrogenated forms.
The Cocos Nucifera oil has multiple health benefits. It is an analgesic, anti-hypertensive agent, ant-diabetic, anti-viral and much more. The coconut oil is extremely beneficial for both the internal and external systems.
Coconut oil is known to reduce protein loss remarkably. Here is how the Cocos Nucifera oil helps in baldness and hair growth: