Celebrate India by creating Kattoos wall art. Featured here as part of our Trees of India series is the Coconut Tree. Follow our inspiration guide to make this piece of Indian heritage your own. In India, the coconut is celebrated as a symbol of prosperity and health. Coconuts, in different forms, are believed to be anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic. During World War 2, coconut water is said to have been used to treat dehydration due to the shortage of medical supplies. Coconuts are also useful to fashion handicrafts and are an essential ingredient for cooking in the South. Found abundantly along the long coastline, coconut leaves and lumber are also used to make homes.