20 More Uses for Coconut

Every part of the coconut plant has its value to humans; Here are 20 more uses of coconut.

  1. Tableware: The shell of a coconut can be used to make tableware such as bowls, serving tray, spoon or ladle.
  2. Fashion accessories : The coconut shell can also be carved out to make fashion accessories like necklaces, bangles, pendants, earrings and so on. In fact, the Hawaiians use coconut shell to make the buttons for their Hawaiian shirts.
  3. Furniture: The trunk of the coconut palm can be turned into furniture.
  4. Fuel source : The coconut shell and coconut husks are good sources of fuel.
  5. Brooms: The midribs of the coconut leaves are usually bundled and tied up with strings to become brooms.
  6. Barbecue skewers : The midribs or the coconut leaves can also be used as barbecue skewers.
  7. Ropes: The fiber material of coconut husk, which is also known as coir, can be used to make ropes.
  8. Brushes : The fiber material of coconut husk can also be used to make brushes which are usually used to scrub floors.
  9. Woven products: The coconut leaves can be woven to create products like baskets, bags and mats.
  10. Musical instruments : Halved coconut shells are knocked together to make up rhythms and beats. The coconut shells are also used to make the base of musical instruments such as the Chinese “ban-hu” and “yea-hu”.
  11. Roof : The dried coconut leaves are used to make roofing materials for tropical huts in the ancient times. However, nowadays roof made up of coconut leaves is still being used for chalets at tourist attractions.
  12. Hair oil : Coconut oil is regularly used as natural hair oil by people in some parts of the world like in India and in Southeast Asia. It is believed that coconut oil can promote healthy hair growth and also to treat hair infected by lice.
  13. Bridge: The palm wood of the coconut trunk is also used as a bridge to cross river in the olden days.
  14. Canoe: The hollowed trunk of coconut palm is used as small canoe by the Hawaiians.
  15. Soap: Coconut oil is used as a basic ingredient in some of the cosmetic soap products.
  16. Toothpaste: Coconut oil is also used as a basic ingredient to make toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  17. Relieve minor skin irritations : Coconut oil can also be applied to skin to treat minor irritations like insect bites and sunburn.
  18. Compost : The fibre of coconut husk is also used as compost in horticulture.
  19. Medical benefits of virgin coconut oil: Virgin or pure coconut oil is believed to be beneficial to human. More and more research efforts are being put forward to prove that it has many medicinal values such as an important dietary supplement to boost up immune system, assists constipation or digestive problems, assists weight control, anti-cancer agents, anti-aging properties and many more.
  20. Dye : The roots of the coconut plant are used as a dye.
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  1. coconut trees are also known as “the tree of life” or “the tree of thousand uses” in most part of the world especially tropical countries.

  2. i didn’t know that the roots can be used as dye…

  3. Hi Jim. Sure. Why not.
    Thanx for your support.

  4. W00t W00t great article bud =)

  5. Thanx Dani.

  6. a good camping idea and tips as i just luvvv to camp at the beach.

  7. thanks 4 ur dictionary!

  8. thanks 4 ur dictionary!

  9. i like those coconuts very much maybe if possible…….I will recoment it to my mother especially those coconut husk….their roots….leaves…..fruits…..!!! gudbye!!!

  10. #2 reminds me of how the average person pictures hula girls with coconuts for bras.
    …I guess that could be considered a shirt too since there’s nothing over that but all it does is cover the woman’s breasts so I’ll just say it’s a bra…
    Anyways, yeah.

  11. Off topic much? Lol!

  12. well sorry but its true???

  13. so u guys r saying tht coconut shell can be used as bras? anyway, it make sense to me.

  14. Nice site!

  15. tnx, really need that article!

  16. coconut tree have many uses so it must be that coconut is our national tree……….RIGHT??????????

  17. wow great i have my answers in my assignment thanks for your help

  18. tnx Sher for helping materialized my assignment!…

  19. tnx Sher for helping me materialized my assignment!…

  20. wow so cool…..am doin a reasearch on coconuts for my

    high school project…thnx to this i’ve got

    what i wanted to know….thnk you

  21. ut7utut768uuyu

  22. bakit wala yung hinahanap ko wala tuloy me assignment

  23. ..hEllO,bKit wLa uN tErmInaL bUd aT fResH sAp?

  24. everyone!!! cud you help me mke a investigatory report about the coconut?????

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  28. a good camping idea and tips as i just luvvv to camp at the beach.

  29. lab you guys!

  30. hae EVERYONE,i have been set on a task to find as many uses for the coconut tree trunk as i can but i am finding it a bit difficult. Anybody that can help me out here?:):):):)Lots of smilez


  31. hi people i have been looking for ten good uses of coconuts but i have still yet to find ten good uses i can create a project on due friday

  32. i thi nk you shoul have the picture of those uses

  33. think you should have a picture of those uses

  34. i liked very much and gave useful information to my son.

  35. you should have pictures to make the information more attractive and useful.

  36. More uses from Coconut Tree. Table Runner, Place Mat, Ladies Purse, buttons from shell, KokoNektar as healthy beverage from spadix. Coco Lumber. Wall panels, Fencing, Garden Plot barrier, fire wood, Chair or bench, picture frames from Coco Lumber trimmings. Get a group of 10 people and you will come up with 1000 more uses from coconut tree.

  37. Thanks for the tips on the many uses of the coconut.
    I sell a good amount of coconut water and coconut meat; to whom could I sell my coconut husk? Any tips will be greatly appreciated since I do not want to trow it away.

    Best wishes,

  38. i like coconut chutny

  39. wicked website

  40. Great article, I am from Georgetown Guyana and the article did not mention the cooking aspect of coconut. Sugar Cake (cooked with coconut, sugar and spices and use as desert). Coconut milk, used in cooking \’cook-up-rice, currry chicken, mettem or mettagee and much more. Then there is Coconut Buns, Coconut Cake, Coconut Cream Pie, Coconut Cream Custard, Coconut Ice Cream, Coconut Mousse, Coconut Water Punch and Coconut Snow

  41. how to make dye out of it’s roots?

  42. Can you post a summary about usage of coconut ? I will be grateful.

  43. bat ganun ala dito ung palms at terminal bud sayang wala tuloy akong plus i exam di perfect

  44. anesehyong……..[good afternoon] cocnut tree is also known as d tree of life.it have a thousands of uses.

  45. ur article sure helps me in a very BIG way.
    typing the adj. big in capital letters was my
    meaning:”I mean it!” n_n

  46. how do you know this and i no that the tree of life is the coconut tree but the other one

  47. u killed coco nut fred :o

  48. i love eating coconut fruits


  49. thanks it really helped me

  50. I LoVe eAtInG CoCoNuTs………………………..

  51. IeAt sOmE Of tHaT……………………….

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  53. it is very nice it helped a lot

  54. ooohhhhh
    it helped me a lot in my project work

  55. haha bisaya mo

  56. thanks d2

  57. thanks d2..

  58. thanks d2..
    natapos ko HW k..

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