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This post is in response to the steem plant contest week #13 by @Knopka145 for a reward pool of 100 steem. This contest has achieved so much feat, receiving influx of participation weekly, each one displaying creativity and ingenuity of the participants. This is why I must commend the inaugurator, as well as the curators and supporters. Thanks so much for this initiative.
Now without any further delay, let's proceed to my participation for this week's contest thus:
THE COCONUT TREE IN MY COMPOUND !
Yes! I decided to make this my participation because this tree has a lot of significance, to me as well as other residents due to its unique history and importance. Of all the trees here, this is the oldest tree, nearly 20 years old but who is counting, right? Yes, this age might be too old or young based on your intuition or perspective and by the fact that the oldest coconut trees have a lifespan of 80-90 years ! And one tree can produce about 25-75 coconuts per year. Pretty amazing right!
This tree is quite invaluable due to its versatile benefits. The coconut produced is consumed as food and can as well be used for various food preparations.
But did you know that it can also be used for medicine? I bet you didn't know the nut is very effective against high cholesterol, bladder stones, diabetes and weight loss.
The Fronds of the tree can be used for shed in hut constructions/buildings and also the tree can be harvested as wood, with the pulp used for production of exercise books and the wood itself used for diverse purposes. However, this is in the destructive case of deforestation which is not advisable these days.
Anyways, there are no intentions of using this particular tree of ours for any of those purposes that would cause harm to it. As a matter of fact, the nut is enjoyed by all as food, as well as its water which serves as a delicious drink. The water can also be modified and used for preparation of varieties of fun drinks which would definitely blow your mind.
FUN FACT: Did you know that the coconut water is used as medicine to treat diarrhea. This practice is more popular and conversant with indigenes of Jamaica. Also this natural water is very beneficial for treatment of dementia and Alzheimer's disease because of its anti-inflammatory effects.
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