The coconut is a member of the palm family and is referred to as a pod (nut). Coconuts are either baby green, half mature, or fully mature. Traditionally the whole coconut is used; the outside fibers for ropes and fabric. The soft inner meat is eaten or used in cooking processes. The plentiful water inside the green coconuts is a beverage and cooking liquid. As the coconut ages, the inner water reduces, and the meat is eaten or made into coconut flour, sugar, milk, cream, and the oils used for cooking, as a massage oil, and in beauty and hair products.
Ayurvedically speaking, coconuts are known as kalpavriksha, or the tree that gives everything. Besides being a highly regarded food source, it has a special status in Vedic traditions used in many religious and spiritual ceremonies.
Qualities and energetics are;
Nature: Cool, Heavy, Grounding, Nutritive
Dosha: Balances Pitta & Vata, but can increase unbalanced Kapha