Among the properties of this coconut are the following: it strengthens the body, conduces to plumpness, adds to the ruddiness of the face and acts wonderfully in toning up the sexual powers. One of the marvels about it is that if cut while yet green, one could drink its highly delicious and cool water which generates heat and acts as an aphrodisiac.

Ibn Battuta on the Coconut
From the English translation by Dr. Mahdi Husain

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