Coconut Oil and Tropical Health Problems

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Coconut oil is becoming increasingly popular both in and outside of the kitchen. This tropical treasure has remarkable therapeutic properties that have been enjoyed by many  people  around the world.

Besides being a highly nutritious and delicious cooking oil, coconut oil contains properties that feed and moisturize the skin.   Coconut oil is truly good for you, both inside and outside.   It’s a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which can be harmful, and provides your   body with high-quality fat that is critical for optimal health.

– when applied topically it is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing these health issues

 

    •  Acne – Often acne prone skin is actually too dry, which signals your glands to produce more oil and clogs the pores.
    • Head Lice – topical application
    • Allergies/Hay Fever – rub a little inside the nostrils for quick relief. The pollen will cling to the oil.
    • Athletes Foot
    • Toenail Fungus
    • Back Pain and Sore Muscles
    • Boils and Cysts
    • Cellulite
    • Circumcision healing – although I don’t support circumcision, coconut oil may help with healing.
    • Decongestant – rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose when congested from a cold or allergies
    • Ear infection – place a few drops of coconut and garlic oil inside the ear twice daily for relief from pain. Also fights the infection itself.
    • Genital Warts – genital warts often go away on their own after 2 years of the initial infection.
      Addition of topical coconut oil application over 6 month may be helpful
    • Gum Disease, Gingivitis and Canker Sores – use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums
    • Herpes – applied topically and taken internally
    • Hives – reduces the itch and swelling
    • Pink eye – applied around and in the eye

 

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