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I was watching Man/Woman Wild show, and they were on an island where they were taking coconuts down and talked about WWII where medics used coconut fluid as IV's to help soldiers. :? Thats a first time I've heard of this and they didn't go on to say if it worked or not. I'm going to do a little research.
 

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That's crazy,I haven't heard of this but would love to know as well!
 

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First time I heard of this. My grandfather was in WWII, but never mentioned this.
 

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From what I have read, coconut water (not milk!) has about the same PH level as plasma. WWII medics used it as a volume expander like a saline solution for rapid hydration. This is not to be confused with replacing red blood cells that carry oxygen. Also, too much would be extremely harmful for a person on the flip side of things. Plasma is used for blood clotting functions as well, but the water from a coconut will not help in that situation.

Remember, this is only reference, any medical information is strictly not tested and referenced from other public sources.
 

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Folks really need to do their own research on something like this. I was in the Army for 21 years and never of heard anything like this.
 
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