Saturday, September 12, 2015

Benefits of Coconut for Human

Coconut in Latin known as Cocos Nucifera is a tropical tree that is classified into palm tribe. Oil plants is estimated to come from the Indian Ocean coast, until now the spread has spread throughout the world tropical beach.

Coconut tree is a tree that can live up to tens of years, plants that grow in coastal areas can grow well in areas with rainfall of 1300-2300 mm / year or even more, an area with a height of 600 m above sea level, as well as areas with adequate sunlight intensity.

Classification and general characteristics of oil plants

Scientific classification of plants coconut
Species:C. nucifera

General characteristics of oil plants
  1. Plants that can adapt well in sandy areas like beaches have common traits are easily recognizable, among others:
  2. Consisting of a single tree trunk, root-shaped fibers, with a structure that is thick and woody, clustered to form tubers.
  3. Coconut tree trunks has sections and if a tree is old, the segments will be reduced. Coconut trunk is a type of wood that is strong enough, but unfortunately not good for building.
  4. Coconut leaves a single leaf with pinnate leaves bone groove.
  5. Compound interest and is situated on a circuit that is protected by bractea, flower consists of male and female flowers. Female flowers located at the base of the bouquet, while the male flowers in part away from the base.
  6. Coconut fruit is generally large, with a diameter of about 10cm - 20cm or even more. Coconut fruit color depends on the type of tree (can be yellow or green), for the fruit that is old will change color to brown.

Benefits of Coconut for Humans
Coconut is one kind of plant versatile and has a high economic value. All parts of the coconut tree can provide benefits to humans from the roots to the leaves and fruit of course. Here are some of the beneficiaries of palm trees by man:
  1. The roots: It can be used as raw material for brewing and dyes
  2. Part Stem: Used as raw material for furniture, furniture, as wood, or firewood.
  3. The leaves: Coconut leaves can be used as a wrapping material or woven to be the roof of the house, while the sticks used to make brooms.
  4. Part of interest: produce a fluid known as sap water that has a sweet taste, can be used as raw material for the manufacture of sugar juice or drinkable.
  5. Fruit section: This section consists of the skin (husk), shells, coconut meat and coconut water. Rind (coconut husk) is often used as a raw material for making the mat, Coconut shell can be used as charcoal, coconuts for consumption or processed to be used as palm oil, coconut water last as relieving thirst and also useful as a medicinal plant to improve the health of the body.

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