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Coconut oil – the elixir of life


Coconut is known for its immense versatility ranging from traditional uses to modern uses in some societies based on scientific analysis. They are the fruit of the coconut palm, and are grown abundantly in many tropical and subtropical countries such as India. Coconuts are known to contain large amounts of water, and when immature, they are harvested for this water which is too refreshing to drink and full of minerals. Mature coconuts still contain small amounts of water, but by then the endosperm has formed a thick white kernel that is processed to make oil. Coconut trees bear their first fruit in six to ten years, reaching peak production in 15–20 years. Under ideal conditions, a tree can produce up to 75 fruits in a year.

Coconuts are processed to produce both oil and what is called coconut milk. Coconut oil, an edible oil, is extracted from the kernel of mature coconuts. It has a higher fat content, which makes it more resistant to oxidation or rancidity, allowing it to last for up to six months at 24 °C without spoilage. Its high fat content also makes its regular consumption a controversial issue, with most doctors advising against it.


However, in recent times, some hidden benefits of coconut oil have come to the fore, which confirms its regular use without any harm in some societies like Indian, Sri Lankan, Thai etc.

These benefits are derived from cold pressed virgin coconut oil.


Many dermatologists recommend coconut oil for dry skin. As an excellent massage oil, it is a safe solution for dry and flaky skin, which are sometimes a symptom of skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. It is a soothing balm for most forms of dermatitis.

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It is excellent for hair growth and to cure dandruff. It provides essential proteins to nourish and repair damaged hair.

Contains lauric acid which is beneficial for the heart by reducing high cholesterol levels in the blood and preventing high blood pressure

It is easy to digest. Therefore it increases the metabolic rate and helps in weight loss. It is also beneficial for the thyroid and endocrine systems.

It strengthens the immune system with its constituent antimicrobial lipids like lauric acid, caprylic acid and capric acid which can fight against harmful fungus, bacteria and virus.

Used as cooking oil, it aids in digestion and for the same reason as above, it prevents any stomach infection caused by bacteria, fungus or virus.

It is known to be effective in the treatment of pancreatitis

It dissolves kidney stones and is believed to be helpful in preventing kidney and gall bladder diseases.

Bones and teeth are also believed to benefit from coconut oil as it improves the body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium.

Coconut oil regulates blood sugar and improves insulin secretion. Therefore it is beneficial for diabetic patients.

There are researches that suggest that this oil is beneficial for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Coconut oil is believed to be beneficial for cancer patients and people suffering from HIV.

Source by Satvik Mittal

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