Health Benefits of Coconut

coconutsThe coconut has several health benefits. With a scientific name cocos nucifera, it is literally translated as "monkey-face" and "nut-bearing". It is highly nutritious as it is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It used to cure many conditions as well. And that is why the coconut has become most famous for its name: the tree of life.

Traditionally, it is used as a cure for many diseases. Among them are asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises burns, colds, constipation, cough, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhea, jaundice and kidney stones. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.

In modern times, the coconut is used as a medicine to cure and save lives. It is used to kill viruses and bacteria. From known diseases and disorders found in the digestive tract and the bones, to fighting infections and getting rid of parasites, the coconut is the best natural medicine out there to cure all of the ailments that anyone may have.

Health benefits of coconuts

  • kills viruses known to cause herpes, influenza, SARS, AIDS, measles and hepatitis C among others
  • reduces risk of diabetes
  • reduces risk of osteoporosis
  • relieves the symptoms caused by Crohn’s disease and ulcers
  • promotes better digestion and bowel movement
  • prevents liver and gallbladder diseases
  • helps in preventing obesity
  • lessens epileptic seizures
  • natural skin beautifier
  • lessens the chances of having artherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases
  • relives certain symptoms from skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis
  • has no known side-effects
  • helps protect the body from free radicals that causes premature aging and cancer
  • eliminates bad bacteria within the digestive system

Moreover, coconut oil is one of the best features the coconut has. Other than the fats found in other food, coconut oil is unsaturated. It protects and lowers the risk of having heart disease.