Recent studies have shown that ‘Neera ‘, a product extracted from the inflorescence of the coconut palm is beneficial for liver health and curing liver disorders. It is the unfermented sweet juice or sap obtained by tapping the unopened inflorescence of the coconut palm. Once fermented, the extract becomes toddy.
The research was conducted in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore which is an important scientific research institution in Asia. During the experimental period, the researchers were able to completely cure liver complaints caused by alcohol intake.
A toxic substance called acetaldehyde is accumulated in the liver. The cause of this accumulation is mainly due to alcohol consumption. It has been proved that Neera possesses the ability to remove this toxic substance from the liver. Research has also proved that consumption of Neera can improve the normal functioning of the liver.
Other Health Benefits of Neera
Several health benefits has also been shown in the previous studies of Neera. This cool drink has high nutritive value and medicinal properties and is good for improving general health. It is rich in carbohydrates, mostly sucrose and has a neutral PH value. It is also a rich source of amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, calcium and iron. It can also be used as a supplement to those with iron and vitamin deficiency.
Croconut palm inflorescence sap (Neera) has medical applications for asthma, anemia and leprosy and has been reported to improve appetite and digestion.
Neera helps to reduce high cholesterol. It has a very low glycemic index, so this sweet drink can be recommended even for diabetic people.It contains high amount of glutamic acid (glutamate) which is the amino acid used by the body to build protein. This amino acid is the most common neuro transmitter in the nervous system. It also contains the vitamin inositol, which functions in nerve transmission, regulation of enzyme activity and transportation of fats within the body.
It contains high amount of glutamic acid (glutamate) which is the amino acid used by the body to build protein. This amino acid is the most common neuro transmitter in the nervous system.
It contains the vitamin inositol, which functions in nerve transmission, regulation of enzyme activity and transportation of fats within the body.
The drink is popular due to its high nutritional value, taste and flavor. This extract is processed and preserved in its natural form using the technologies developed by various research institutes. Neera is widely consumed in India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Myanmar which are countries popular for coconut farming.