Paying Obeisance to the Humble “Coconut”: A Short Commentary

Keywords: Coconut, Hypertension, Electrolytes


Short commentary on the occasion of World Coconut Day, celebrated on 2nd September every year


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Author Biography

Shailesh Jain

Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, School of Dental Sciences (SDS), Sharda University, Greater Noida, 201308


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0507.10463
Published: 2021-10-25
How to Cite
Jain S. Paying Obeisance to the Humble “Coconut”: A Short Commentary. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Oct.25 [cited 2023Oct.4];5(7):SC1-SC2. Available from: