King Coconut (Thembili) - Best remedy for thirst

P.D. Padmasiri By P.D. Padmasiri, 29th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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According to recorded history Sri Lankan King coconut (Thembilli) have been brought up from the times of the Sinhalese Kings and have become a remarkable personality of this island. It belongs to the palm family and occupied prominent place among locals and foreigners alike.

About King coconut (Thembilli)

Thembilli belong to the palm family. They grow well along the sweeping coastal regions and in the midst of small valleys in inland at elevations of up to about 1,600 feet. Thembilli trees do not grow to great heights as compared to coconut trees. They grow in sandy soil well. Thembili features with its slender ash grey trunk sweeping high into the sky with jutting out fan-like waving leaves. You would observe that Thembilli at various stages of growth at theier tender age, the skin is yellow in colour when they reach maturity. Then it is a much sought-after thirst quencher. With its rich mineral content particularly potassium, the water inside the young nut can be consumed to relieve illnesses such as cholera and diarrhea.

It's cooling effect

Apart from its nutritional value and as a wholesome thirst quencher, Thembilli is best known for its cooling effect. A number of health benefits have led to its long history in Ayurveda treatment. It is well known that the water in the fruit is the best remedy for thirst but those enjoyed the effects of Thembilli Wathura (King coconut water) provides a refreshing col delightful thirst quencher. Loved by everyone, holidaymakers and also those afflicted with the travel bug would gladly make pit stops especially down the Matara - Colombo road or Colombo - Kandy road in Sri Lanka across wayside Thembilli stalls. An individual nut is expertly cut, wrenched from the bunch and given to drink. Thembilli is indeed like a little well containing sweet liquid immediately vanquishes and bring relish to the drinker with every sip. The empty shell after drinking, can be cut open to two halves and the tender white jelly lining can be peeled off with a peeled off with a piece of the husk and eaten. Referred to as Londa this jelly makes for a sumptuous cooling desert and can be had with honey. Thembili Thel (Thembili Oil) is another product of Thembilli water and it promotes hair growth according to the common notion of locals. Thambilli holds a prominent place among locals that relish the drinker with every sip.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
I am from Weedagama, Bandaragama, SRI LANKA, HR Manager by profession and have 17 years of experience in my chosen field. I am interested in writing on Buddhism, Spiritual advancement, Nature etc.

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author avatar Buzz
29th Aug 2011 (#)

That got me curious, PD. I wonder if this coconut variety is available or can be planted in the Philippines. Interesting article. Thanks.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Many thanks for the interest full of curiosity about the plant. It is most likely to have this planted in your country. Await same supportive ideas in future too. Best regards Dear Buzz

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author avatar Delicia Powers
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Very interesting and imformative P. D. thank you...

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Delicia for comments and interest in reading. Best regards

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author avatar Maria Malone
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you for this informative share!

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Maria, for supportive and encouraging tips

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author avatar Sheila Newton
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Ah, makes my mouth water!

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
31st Aug 2011 (#)

Wow cordially invite you here to relish your taste buds with Thembilli. Thanks alot for inspiring remarks Sheila. Good luck

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