The Coconut tree is also called the tree of life. It is called this because it truly offers many health benefits and even life saving properties.
There are literally dozens of benefits that can be derived from the coconut fruit and the tree itself. It can quench your thirst, it can offer you nutrition, it has even been reported that there have been times during war when buko (coconut) water was used in lieu of blood plasma! I can’t verify if that is 100% true, maybe it is an urban legend, I can’t say for sure. I can be certain, however, that coconut does offer tons of health benefits, and can be used in many ways.
Have a look at the video below that will show some foreigners (they appear that they may be half Filipino) will attempt to show you how to climb up a coconut tree! It looks like a lot of fun.
What do you think? Are you planning to start climbing coconut trees when you are in the Philippines. You can keep looking, but I doubt you will see me up on top of a coconut tree! Maybe laying down under a coconut tree, though! Sipping on some buko juice? You bet!