According to Natural News, the coconut is used to treat all kinds of health conditions such as abscesses, asthma, hair loss, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, tummy troubles, cough, dropsy, dysentery, earache, fever, flu, gum disease, gonorrhea, irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea, rashes, scabies, scurvy, skin infections, sore throat, swelling, syphilis, toothache, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, stomach ulcers, psoriasis, fatigue, and wounds- to name a few (NaturalNews, 2013). ;) Virgin coconut oil contains triglycerides MCT's, which have a number of health benefits and act as antiviral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial agents. It's no wonder that it can be used to treat and prevent so many health conditions.
For more information on the benefits and various uses of coconut oil check out the links below!
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