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Coconut Oil Health Benefits

coco-oilBesides providing a general health benefit, there are many tried and true remedies using coconut oil for specific conditions. Below you will find many ailments that can be improved or cured by applying topically or taking orally, virgin coconut oil. In regards to taking coconut oil orally, you can either take it directly off a spoon or add it to your favorite healthy foods.

ACID REFLUX – Ease the symptoms of acid reflux by taking a spoonful of coconut oil when symptoms present themselves.

ACNE – Apply a small amount to the affected area until symptoms are relieves. Additionally, take a tablespoon of coconut oil orally to help keep bacteria levels in the body under control to prevent getting acne.

ALLERGIES – Regular daily consumption of a tablespoon of coconut oil helps boost the immune system and helps to

ALZHEIMERS’s DISEASE – There are reports of research conducted stating that coconut oil is useful for treating Alzheimer’s disease. Taking a spoonful daily is definitely a good thing to do for your health in general.

ARTHRITIS – Coconut oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Take a spoonful of coconut oil to help keep arthritis under control.

ASTHMA – Take a spoonful of coconut oil orally on a daily basis to keep the immune system strong to prevent asthma from coming on.

ATHLETES FOOT – Apply a small amount to the infected area daily until it heals.

BREASTFEEDING – Consuming coconut oil whilst nursing enriches milk supply for breastfeeding moms.

CANCER – Coconut oil contains a number of substances that protect against cancer. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil daily to protect against cancers of the colon, breast, and digestive tract.

CANDIDA – Coconut oil is a strong natural anti-fungal. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil on a daily basis to prevent Candida infections in the body.

CHICKEN POX – Relieve the discomfort of chicken pox by applying coconut oil to affected areas of the body. Additionally, take some coconut oil orally to help heal chicken pox quicker.

COLD SORES – You can relieve the discomfort of cold sores and herpes sores and decrease the amount of time needed to heal them by applying coconut oil directly on the sores until the symptoms subside. Also take a tablespoon of coconut oil orally on a daily basis to prevent cold sores.

COLDS – Take 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil on a daily basis when you have a cold to kill the bacteria that is causing the cold.

CONSTIPATION – Take a tablespoon of coconut oil daily to enhance proper bowel function. This in conjunction with a good diet and regular water intake will ensure your bowels will be functioning well.

CORNS – Soak feet in a warm water bath with 1/4 to 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar added. Rub the corns with a pumice stone, then apply coconut oil directly to the corn, cover with a bandage, and leave on over-night. Repeat daily until the corn has dissolved.

COUGHS – Take a spoonful of coconut oil orally when you have a cough as the oil will help to relive the cough and kill the bacteria that is causing the cough.

CRACKED NIPPLES – Repairs cracked, sore, dry nipples from nursing by applying a thin layer of coconut oil to the affected areas.

CUTS AND ABRASIONS – Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to the cut or abrasion to soothe as well as kill any bacteria from the cut. Coconut oil is a very good natural antibacterial.

DANDRUFF – Apply coconut oil liberally to dry hair, wrap hair in plastic wrap and leave overnight. Shampoo off the oil in the morning. Do this process a few times a week until the dandruff goes away.

DIABETES – Diabetes results when the body is no longer able to properly process blood glucose. A daily tablespoon of coconut oil will help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin production.

DIAPER RASH – Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to the affected area and reapply as needed until the rash heals.

EAR ACHES – Infections in any part of the ear require the attention of a physician. But while you’re waiting for medical care or the effects of antibiotics to take hold, mix a little coconut oil with some olive oil and a clove of minced garlic, warm it slightly and apply a small amount in the ear for some relief. Lay on your side to ensure it doesn’t fall out and rest.

ECZEMA – Apply a thin layer to the affected skin, apply daily until the eczema has cleared. Also taking a tablespoon of coconut oil ever}’ day will help to boost the immune system and also give the body the essential fatty acids it needs to heal and prevent eczema.

CHRONIC FATIGUE – Take a tablespoon of coconut oil orally on a daily basis to help combat the symptoms of chronic fatigue and keep the immune system strong.

FOOT CARE – If you’ve had a hard day on your feet and they’re swollen and sore, apply coconut oil to your feet and give your feet a good massage.

GUMS – Apply coconut oil to inflamed gums and take a spoonful of coconut oil daily to help kill the bacteria that causes gum problems.

HEAD LICE – If you find that over-the-counter lice preparations are too toxic to your skin, tty rinsing your hair with full-strength apple cider vinegar and leave your hair to dry naturally. Once the hair has dried apply some coconut oil to the hair ensuring you cover it completely. Cover hair in plastic wrap and leave on the hair for a minimum of 3 hours. After 3 hours unwrap hair and go through each strand of hair by hand and remove any dead lice as well as the eggs. After this is completed shampoo well. Do this procedure once a week for 3 weeks to ensure lice is completely removed

HEART – Take a spoonful of coconut oil daily to strengthen the heart and circulatory system, protecting against atherosclerosis and heart disease.

HEMORRHOIDS – Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to affected area, apply daily until symptoms have relieved.

HIVES AND RASHES – Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to the affected area, apply daily until symptoms have relieved. Additionally, take a tablespoon of coconut oil orally on a daily basis to improve immune system.

IMMUNE SYSTEM – Taking coconut oil orally on a daily basis helps to strengthen the immune system.

INSECT BITES AND STINGS – Apply a small amount of coconut oil on insect bites to stop the sting and itch.

JOCK ITCH – As with other rashes, apply a thin amount of coconut oil to the affected area on a daily basis until symptoms have improved.

KIDNEY PROBLEMS – Taking coconut oil orally on a daily basis helps in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases. It also helps in dissolving kidney stones.

LIVER – Coconut oil strengthens the liver and protects against degeneration. Take a spoonful daily to keep liver healthy.

LONGEVITY – A deterioration in your appearance may be more a factor of poor metabolism than aging. Taking coconut oil on a regular basis can improve digestion and increase metabolism, resulting in better skin tone, less joint pain, improved memory, and a trimmer figure.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) – It has been found that coconut oil may be helpful in treating people with MS. As part of your regular treatment for MS you can add in a spoonful of coconut oil daily to help relieve MS symptoms.

MUSCLE SORENESS, STIFF JOINTS – Apply coconut oil directly to sore muscles and stiff joints to relieve pain and give the joint a good massage with the oil. Taking a spoonful of coconut oil daily will reduce joint and muscle inflammation supporting repair of tissues.

POISON IVY AND POISON OAK (also nettles) – As with other itching, rashes, and insect bites – coconut oil works quickly to relieve discomfort. Apply a thin layer to affected area to relieve itching.

PSORIASIS – Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to affected area on a daily basis until symptoms have improved. Also taking a tablespoon of coconut oil orally on a daily basis will help to strengthen the immune system to help prevent psoriasis.

RINGWORM – Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to the affected area as well as taking it orally until symptoms improve.

SINUSITIS – Take a tablespoon of coconut oil on a daily basis to kill the bacteria that causes sinus problems.

SORE THROAT – Take a tablespoon of coconut oil orally when you have a sore throat, take as needed. Coconut oil will help to kill the bacteria that is associated with a sore throat.

SUNBURN AND WINDBURN – Apply a thin layer of coconut oil to the areas on the body that are affected by sunburn or windburn. Re-apply when needed until symptoms disappear.

THYROID – Regular daily consumption of coconut oil will help to regulate thyroid function.

ULCERS – Apply a small amount of coconut oil to ulcers to relieve discomfort and heal. Take a spoonful of coconut oil orally on a daily basis to keep immune system strong to prevent ulcers.

URINARY PROBLEMS – Taking a tablespoon of coconut oil daily whilst you have a urinary tract infection will kill the bacteria that is causing the infection.

YEAST INFECTIONS – Taking a tablespoon of coconut oil orally on a daily basis will help to keep yeast levels in the body under control. If you have a yeast infection on the skin you can apply a thin layer to the infected area until symptoms ease.

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