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Magic action of coconut oil

Updated on August 14, 2015

The benefits of coconut oil are countless. They include hair and skin care, weight loss, boost of immune system, proper digestion and better metabolism. It provides relief from kidney and heart diseases, diabetes and cancer, while improving dental quality and bone strength, thanks to antibacterial and soothing qualities of lauric, capric and caprylic acid.

It also contains vitamin E, K and minerals, such as iron.

There are 6 varieties of coconut oil: pure coconut oil, refined coconut oil, organic coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, organic virgin coconut oil and extra virgin coconut oil.

Great for health

Coconut oil contains about 50% lauric acid, which helps to prevent various heart problems.

It also strengthens the immune system, because it contains capric and caprylic acid, which have powerful antibacterial properties.

Coconut oil protects well from various bacteria and viruses, while accelerating the healing of damaged tissues.

Coconut oil kills the viruses, that cause hepatitis, herpes, ulcers, throat infections and pneumonia.

It helps to maintain optimal blood sugar, while improving the secretion of insulin.

Coconut oil also improves the ability of body to absorb important minerals, like calcium and magnesium, which are necessary for healthy and strong bones.

Coconut oil supports both a healthy liver and kidneys. As inflammation is one of the main causes of many chronic diseases, so regular consumption of virgin coconut oil helps fight inflammation.

Coconut oil is also beneficial for treatment of Alzheimer disease and works as a powerful brain protector.

It is a recognised acne-fighter, which kills harmful bacteria, that leads to serious breakouts.

It also destroys bad bacteria, promoting growth of probiotics.


For hair

Coconut oil is one of the best natural remedies for hair. It promotes healthy growth of shiny hair and very effective in reducing protein loss .

This oil is extensively used in India. It is also a great conditioner. Regular application of coconut oil will ensure you, that your scalp is free of dandruff.

Coconut oil promotes the penetration of water into the hair strands.

Use coconut oil to help your hair grow longer, thicker, and faster. The vitamins and essential fatty acids of oil will nourish the scalp. Use as a daily treatment by following these simple steps:

If used with apple cider vinegar, coconut oil cleanses hair well.

As a moisturizer, coconut oil can help strengthen hair, while helping hair to retain moisture.

For skin

Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer and a safe solution for preventing dryness and skin aging, also helping in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.

This oil can be succesfully used as a makeup remover,facial cleanser, body scrub, if mixed with cane sugar, gentle after shaving lotion, balm for chapped lips.

Coconut oil helps to reduce wrinkles by exfoliating dead skin cells, making your skin smoother and more supple.

In combination with essential oils, it can be used as a natural deodorant.

It can be successfuly used for fighting cellulite, with adding of grapefruit essential oil.

Coconut oil is also good natural sunscreen, protecting against sun damage.

It can be used as an amazing massage oil for healing sore muscles and stimulating relaxation.

It is also useful as nail cuticle oil, in-grown hair preventer and stretch mark reducer.


Weight issue

Coconut oil is very useful for weight loss. It is easy to digest and increases the body’s metabolism, eventually promoting significant weight loss.

For results just add a tablespoon a day to see the benefits of fatty acids, that may help to reduce abdominal fat.



For dental care

Calcium is an important component of our teeth. Since coconut oil facilitates absorption of calcium by the body, it helps in developing strong teeth.

Mixed with baking soda, coconut oil can replace your regular toothpaste and it can work amazingly as a mouthwash.

Mix equal parts of coconut oil and baking soda, eventually add a few drops of peppermint essential oils. Use it daily to help whiten teeth, improve gum health, and freshen your breath.



Sun protector

Coconut oil is an excellent natural sunscreen. Apply coconut oil in the morning to protect your hair and skin from sun damage

Lip balm

You can use coconut oil, as a perfect balm for moisturizing and nourishing chapped lips.

Just apply a small amount of coconut oil to your lips. It`s not heavy and quite comfortable.


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      3 years ago

      I have been hearing some wondrous things about coconut products. We may need to try more that that.

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