Coconut Care -The Benefits and Uses of Coconut Oil
For years coconut oil had a awful reputation for being “unhealthy” due to high levels of saturated fats, but what research has found is that coconut oil is immensely beneficial and packed full of nutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, and poly-phenols. Close to one third of the worlds population relies on coconuts for food and or their economy to survive. The healing properties of coconut oil are far beyond any other nutritional oil and has been used broadly in traditional medicines, mostly in Asian and Pacific populations. Being as a rich food source and medicine, coconut tree’s have been given a majestic name of “The Tree of Life”.
With coconut oil being as powerful a medicine as it is a rich food source, coconut oil assists a wide variety of health troubles and cures many detrimental illnesses. A short but varied list of these aliments are as follows Asthma, baldness, bronchitis, burns, colds, coughs, ear ache, fever, irregular or painful menstruation, kidney stones, nausea, rash, prevents tooth decay, prevents weight gain, scurvy, sore throat, swelling, tooth ache, tumors, upset stomach, weakness and many more. Coconut oil is also excellent for expelling unwanted parasites, bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Many people use coconut oil specifically for their skin, hair, and nails as it strengthens them and prevents protein loss which can cause hair loss, broken cuticles, or flakey dry skin. It is difficult to list everything coconut oil is good for because it has so many benefits inside and out. Coconut oil is truly a remarkable food source, medicine, and topical treatment making it an all around health booster.