Who does not know that coconut does wonders to improve your skin and to enhance the volume of hair? It is perhaps the best cosmetic ingredient to nourish both your hair and skin naturally without any side effects. But how many of us know that coconut, coconut milk or coconut oil is good for natural health too? It boosts immunity, kills bacteria and viruses, protects us against cancer, prevents osteoporosis by promoting calcium absorption, slows down aging and even fights obesity.
Coconut oil is very cool. Along with curing dry and flaky skin it also helps to cure burns. Apply thick layer of coconut oil or coconut milk on the burnt area to reduce the burning sensation of the skin. The saturated fats present in coconut oil are great sources of energy and nutrition. Thus it effectively fights fatigue and malnutrition.
Coconut also has anti oxidizing property which comes from its saturated fats like Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Caproic Acid and Myristic Acid. These acids help to prevent aging, muscular degeneration, whitening of hair, sagging of skin etc. These acids also convert themselves to anti microbial and anti fungal agents like mono caprin and monolaurin. They protect our body internally and externally from athlete’s foot, rashes, eczema, itches, ringworm, dermatitis etc.
The microbial properties of coconut oil are very effective against Candida. It is effective in treating intestinal round worms, tape worms etc.
Coconut oil prevents peeling away of skin on scalp and conditions like dandruff. It keeps the skin of the scalp moist and smooth. It keeps hair black, stop premature graying of hair and control hair fall.
If you can consume coconut oil in right quantity it will help to improve your digestive system. Coconut oil is effective in complicated diseases too. The saturated fatty acids that are found in coconut are similar to that found in mother’s milk. It helps to protect against many types of cancer.
A recent study shows that due to the presence of fatty acid, consuming coconut oil is good for the HIV patients. The medium chain Triglycerides present in coconut oil lowers the level of bad cholesterol. It helps to clear the blocked arteries and cut down the risk of heart attack. It protects the skin from cracking.
Coconut oil helps to gear up our metabolic activity and thus burn fat automatically inside the body which in turn results in weight loss.