Coconut Oil and Topical Health Problems

-when applied topically it aids, relieves, or even cures the following health issues

  1. Acne –dry skin often causes occurrence of acne which means that your glands produce more oil and clogs the pores
  2. Head Lice – topical application
  3. Allergies/Hay Fever – rub a little inside the nostrils for fast relief. The pollen clings to the oil.
  4. Athletes Foot
  5. Toenail Fungus
  6. Back Pain and Sore Muscles
  7. Boils and Cysts
  8. Cellulite
  9. Circumcision healing – even though I am not being supportive for circumcision, coconut oil fastens the healing process after circumcision.
  10. Decongestant – in case of colds or allergies just rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose
  11. Ear infection –drop some coconut and garlic oil inside the ear twice daily to relive the ear pain and cure the ear infection as well.
  12. Genital Warts – genital warts often go away on their own after 2 years of the initial infection. Applying a coconut oil on genital warts can help in this case.
  13. Gum Disease, Gingivitis and Canker Sores – use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums
  14. Herpes – applied topically and taken internally
  15. Hives – decreases the itch and swelling
  16. Pink eye – applied around and in the eye

 

 

 

BONUS: Coconut Oil and Pets/ Animals

The recommended dosage for animals is 1/4 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily. However, ask your vegetarian for confirmation.

  1. Helps in healing of digestive disorders – like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
  2. Helps in arthritis or ligament problems
  3. Helps in elimination of hairballs and coughing
  4. Accelerates the healing process – when applied topically to cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
  5. Clears up skin conditions – such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin
  6. Disinfects cuts –accelerates the healing process after wounds
  7. Provides general wellness for dogs and – Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
  8. Helps prevent or control diabetes
  9. Helps sedentary dogs feel energetic – Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut oil are helpful in improving brain energy metabolism and reducing the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.
  10. Promotes weight loss– increases energy levels
  11. Improves digestion and stimulates nutrient absorption
  12. Makes coats – coat becomes sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
  13. Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections such as Candida
  14. Reduces allergic reactions and enhances skin health
  15. Eliminates bad breath in dogs
  16. Regulates insulin and contributes to normal thyroid function

 

 

 

 

BONUS: Other Uses for Coconut Oil
  1. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, let it stay in for 30 minutes, and then roll the gum between your fingertips and see how it disappears!
  2. Goo Gone –Apply a mixture of equal parts coconut oil and baking soda to the “sticky” area and let it stay for a minute. Then scrub off using an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
  3. Insect repellent –extract and rub a mixture of coconut oil and peppermint oil all over exposed skin.
  4. Moisturizes and cleans leather products
  5. Oiling wood cutting boards and wood bowls
  6. Polishing Bronze –just rub a small amount of oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and deepens the color of your bronze.
  7. Polish Furniture – polish your wood furniture with mixture of coconut oil and some lemon juice, but first test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you like.
  8. Seasoning animal hide drums
  9. Seasoning cookware
  10. Soap making – coconut oil can is used as one of the fats in soap.

 

 

 

 

Sources:  http://theheartysoul.com

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          Coconut Oil and Topical Health Problems -when applied topically it aids, relieves, or even cures the following health issues Acne –dry skin often causes occurrence of acne which means that your glands produce more oil and clogs the pores Head Lice – topical application Allergies/Hay Fever – rub a little inside the nostrils for fast relief....