Coconut milk is used in a variety of food preparations in India. It is prepared by grating the fruit and then blending it with water and extracting the pulp.It is milky white and is normally sweet. The milk is used in the preparation of sauces, curries and desserts. While it adds to the quality of the food there are also several health benefits that it has to offer.
It is also used as a home remedy in the treatment of several ailments. While being low in carbohydrates the milk is a rich source of vitamin A and B, calcium and phosphorus. One must be careful about the amount of coconut one consumes since it is high in fat and adds to your calorie count.
Benefits of Coconut Milk
There are several health benefits to having the milk of a coconut. Research has proved that the milk of the coconut is effective in preventing goiter. This is due to the presence of organic iodine in large quantities.
The milk of the coconut and the water are effective remedies for acidity, stomach burns, constipation and heart burn. Coconut in general has a very cooling effect and hence helps to keep these ailments in check.
Coconut milk is also effective in reducing the formation of stomach and mouth ulcers and is used in the treatment for sore throats. It can also be used as a remedy for urinary problems and kidney problems. In this case you need to add a glass of coconut milk to your daily diet and you will notice a positive change almost immediately.
If you have been out in the sun for an extended period and this has caused a rash or sun burn then you must bathe in coconut milk or apply the milk to the affected area and leave it overnight. The cooling properties of the milk will help to get rid of any itching sensation and redness in the surface of the skin. Wash it off in the morning with cold water and a mild cleanser.
Coconut milk if applied to the scalp helps to get rid of dandruff while also condition the entre length of the hair.Since the milk of the coconut is a great source of Vitamin E; it helps to nourish the skin. You benefit from it either by consuming it or by applying it to your skin.