Why is the coconut tree called Tree of Life?

tree of life

When you live long enough anywhere in the Asia-Pacific region, you will realize why the coconut is called “the tree of life”. From housing materials to novelty items, to oil and food production... name it! You’ll be amazed at the versatility of the coconut. Every part of the palm tree has its own shares of uses.

Coconut milk: an effective remedy for constipation?

coconut milk

A cup of coconut milk may be all that it takes to solve constipation. This home remedy acts fast to relieve your discomfort. And it’s healthy, too. At some points in our lives and for some reasons, we experience constipation. And it is, indeed, inconvenient, while you’re at it. I should know because I did …

Coconut oil: effective prevention of hair fall


Coconut oil is, perhaps, the most useful product Nature has ever produced.  From dessert toppings, to floor wax, to natural healer, and even to beauty treatment: name it, and this mighty coconut oil has probably something to contribute. In my previous post, What Lies Beneath Hair Loss?, I mentioned some possible causes of hair fall …

Health benefits of coconut water


In my previous post, Coco toyo: condiment from coconut water I shared how coconut water, one of the purest liquids known to man, can be made into a healthy substitute for chemically-enhanced soy sauce. Now, let me share with you the other benefits derived from coconut water. Refreshing drink.  Aside from being the best drink to …

Coco toyo: a soy-free sauce from coconut water

coco toyo

Soy sauce is one of the most important food ingredients in Southeast Asia. But what if a soy-free sauce is made to substitute the traditional soybean-based condiment? Will its consumers welcome it? There’s this episode of an agriculture-oriented TV program in the Philippines that I can’t seem to take off my mind. It’s about a …