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Botanical Name Cocos nucifera
Family Arecaceae (Palmae)
Origin It is believed that the coconut palm originated in the Indian Ocean region.
Description The coconut palm is a tall, unbranched tree that can grow up to 30 meters in height. The leaves are pinnate and can reach up to 6 meters in length. The fruit is a large, round, brown drupe that contains a single seed or nut. The outer layer of the fruit is fibrous and the inner layer is hard and woody. The seed or nut is surrounded by a layer of white, edible flesh and a clear liquid known as coconut water.
Parts Used The flesh, water, and oil from the coconut are commonly used in various preparations.
Dose The dosage of coconut products depends on the specific use.