Because of its nutritional value and its healing effect, coconut oil is typical grocery in the folk medicine in Asia.
The main ingredient in coconut oil is lauric acid, which has strong antiviral and antibacterial properties, and in this way lauric acid is protecting the body from many diseases.
Another component of coconut oil is caprylic acid, that encourage the growth of healthy and beneficial bacteria, especially the lactic acid bacteria.
Caprylic acid can be used in the treatment of candidiasis and also destroys parasites that hamper the digestion. This oil helps to reduce cholesterol and improves the absorption of important vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron.
Regular use of coconut oil helps to maintain healthy intestines, boost the metabolism and lose weight.
Coconut oil is used in the treatment of:
- Skin diseases and wounds
- Arthritis and rheumatism
- Hair loss
- Viral and bacterial infections
- Weakened immunity
- Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
- Decreased concentration
Except for improving the internal organs, it is also used for massage, skin care and for the health of your hair. Coconut oil acts anti inflammatory during joint massage.
Coconut oil nourishes the skin, by making it soft and elastic and also prevents the creation of wrinkles and freckles. It also regenerates the hair. Therefore, it is often used in hair masks and hair conditioners.