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Coconut (Hawaiian name: Niu. Scientific name: Cocos nucifera)

Niu water is used to flush and cleanse the kidneys, and balance urine sugar levels. The coconut tree also provides milk for cooking, meat for eating, leaves for shelter, woven hats, shells for utensils, fiber for cordage, and logs for building.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine, photo by Kauila Clark