Here we have Indigo Herbs pure and healthy Coconut Products. This fine array of products consists of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Coconut Raw Chips, Organic Coconut Blossom Nectar, Organic Coconut Milk Powder and Organic Coconut Flour. This amazing tree has often been described as 'The Tree of Life' or in Sanskrit as kalpa vriksha - "tree which gives all that is necessary for living". As both these descriptions illustrate, this tree is held in high esteem in the parts of the world where it is native. Every part of the Coconut tree can be used whether it is for medicine, consumption or construction. Join us here at Indigo Herbs and enjoy the life giving nourishment this tree provides.
The history of this marvellous tree stretches back to antiquity with the oldest known fossils having been found in Kerala, India and Bangladesh. There are numerous theories attesting to the native country of origin for the Coconut species. These range from Coconut coming from the Ganges Delta to South America. Even New Zealand has Coconut fossils dating back 15,000,000 years.
The wide ranging influence of the Coconut tree can be seen either through human influence or on the currents of the worlds oceans due to the nuts ability to float. There are many native folk legends all over Asia with Coconut also being used ritualistically, in symbolism and artwork. The name 'Coco' originates from Spanish and Portuguese explorers who thought that the three indentations at the very top of the nut resembled the face of a goblin in Hispanic folklore. More recently 'Coco' has been translated as 'monkey face' for all the fibrous hairs and indentations which resemble the face of a monkey.
There are two varieties of coconut palm tree; one is the common palm which is very tall and the other is a dwarf variety. The taller of the two takes 6 to 10 years to bear fruit while the shorter variety fruits earlier but is more difficult to grow. The Coconut is considered a nut but is actually a fruit classified as a 'drupe' in the same class as peaches, cherries and plums. The Coconut consists of an outer rind (epicarp), a fibrous husk (mesocarp) and a stone like inner shell (endocarp) with the three pitted indents serving as germination pores.