COCONUT WATER: THE EMERGENCY LIFESAVER? – Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation

COCONUT WATER: THE EMERGENCY LIFESAVER?

COCONUT WATER: THE EMERGENCY LIFESAVER?

COCONUT WATER: THE EMERGENCY LIFESAVER?

Take the books, television, print-media or the internet. Wherever you search you can find the amazing characteristics and uses of Coconut through out. Since there is a lot known blessings that preserves our life with a coco-nutty flavor, let’s talk about an unpopular one; Coconut water being an life saving fluid. Yes, you heard it right. The water from Tree of Life, has been used as an emergency fluid on occasion.

Being used for a variety of medical purposes, one of which is intravenous rehydration, injecting directly into the bloodstream. While it is not identical to blood plasma, it actually can be used as an emergency replacement for fluids.

A report tells of a stroke patient in Solomon Islands, who was too weak to drink or use a tube, was successfully rehydrated with a coconut-water IV, when no other fluids were available. Emergency coconut IVs were reportedly used by the British and Japanese during World War II, when there was short supplies of IV fluid.  And they’ve been clinically tested on humans several times to see how well it behaves in human conditions.

Coconut water has the same level of electrolytic balance, as we have in our body and it is also considered a close substitute (even though it is not a direct replacement) for blood plasma since it’s sterile, cool and can be easily absorbed by the body. In a short notice, that an IV drip of the Coconut water may keep a dangerously dehydrated person alive.

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