13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties Of Coconut Oil
“Coconut oil has been described as the “World’s Healthiest Dietary Oil”. There is a mountain of historical evidence and medical research to verify this fact”- Bruce Fife.
Not just a good saturated fat, coconut oil has amazing healing properties, usually understated though. Here is a list of medicinal properties of coconut oil:
Fat-burning: Two tablespoons a day, in both men and women, reduces belly fat in one to three months.
Administration of medium chain triglycerides which is present plentifully in coconut oil results in significant increases in ketone bodies which improves cognitive levels drastically.
Clearing Head Lice: coconut oil, when combined with anise spray, is even stronger than insecticide permethrin.
Healing Wounds: Coconut oil has the ability to accelerate re-epithelialization, improve antioxidant enzyme activity, and stimulate higher collagen cross-linking within the tissue being repaired. It is impressively effective to heal wounds.
It has anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing properties and is analgesic.
Coconut milk is known to be having a conventional drug sucralfate which works as an NSAID-associated anti-ulcer agent.
Anti-Fungal: 52 isolates of Candida species were exposed to coconut oil and researchers remarked that coconut oil is clearly very useful in the treatment of fungal infections.
Coconut oil reduces oxidative stress in the testes of rats and so it is known to have increased the levels of testosterone.
Reducing Swollen Prostate: Also, the testosterone induced prostrate growth can be treated with coconut oil.
Coconut oil is known to improve the LDL:HDL ratio in the blood of the consumer and hence, the myth that it clogs arteries is busted.
It enhances tomato carotenoid absorption.
Coconut oil reduces oxidative stress within the bones and hence improves bone health.
Coconut oil works as an amazing sunscreen. It blocks out 30% of UV Rays.
Not just its oil but coconut hull fiber, coconut protein and coconut water have therapeutic effects and are really beneficial medically.