Coconuts are a fruit that come from the coconut tree.
- botanical information
- nutritional information
- astrological correspondences
- magick correspondences and uses
- Goddesses and deities
- health care
- external skin care
Botanical name: Cocos nucifera
Common name: coconut
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Coconut is an unusual fruit because it is rich in fat, mostly saturated fats. Traditional diets of the South pacific include lots of coconut, which helps prevent heart disease. Coconut flakes, coconut milk, coconut cream, and coconut oil all contain lots of lauric acid, an antiviral and antibacterial fatty acid. Lauric acid is the same immune-booster that babies get from human breast milk.
Astrological planet: Moon
magickal correspondences and uses:
Coconut oil is an excellent base oil for dilluting valuable essential oils. Pour your base oil into the sterilized glass jar. A typical amount is 1/8th of a cup of base oil.
Gender: feminine (traditional western European magickal gender)
Western element: water
Magickal uses: Excellent for any lunar or Moon magick
Lunar spells: Coconut (as an herb) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to lunar matters (compassion, dreams, family, fertility, gardening, healing, love, peace, promoting sleep, prophecy, prophetic (or psychic) dreams), psychic awareness, sleep, and spirituality). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on the Moon for a list of herbal substitutes for coconut.
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deities associated with coconut:
- Asar (Kemetic God)
- Aset (Kemetic Goddess)
- Isis (ancient Egyptian Goddess)
- Osiris (ancient Egyptian God)
- Sri (Asian Indian Goddess)
Coconut is sacred to Sri.
health care uses:
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External skin care: Coconut oil helps cleanse the scalp. Coconut oil helps moisturize the skin.
See also: herbs