From the nut of coconut palm tree we get coconut oil. When the oil is extracted from fresh coconut without any chemical processing it is called Virgin Coconut Oil. Virgin coconut oil is a rich source of lauric fatty acid which has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities. One can use coconut oil both internally as well as externally, say for example you can use coconut oil as hair oil and also use it for cooking oil.
The benefits of coconut oil:
1. To reduce age spots: Daily use of coconut oil can help diminish and avoid sun spots as well as liver spots. This is because coconut oil has anti oxidant properties which provide shield against over exposure to the sun. Coconut oil also help control the activity of free radicals which cause aging. Massaging your skin everyday with coconut oil will help you avoid age spots and reduce the already visible ones.
3. To cure cracked lips: Coconut oil is one of the best natural cures for treating chapped and cracked lips. Coconut oil is very easily absorbed by the skin and repairs the cells of your lips making them strong and smooth. You can apply a small amount of virgin coconut oil on your lips when cracked, or on daily basis in cold weather. Keeping some fresh coconut oil in a small bottle handy at all times is an excellent remedy to cure and avoid chapped lips.
4. Cure for : Virgin coconut oil is an excellent home cure for diabetes as it balances the levels of blood sugar and regulates the secretion of insulin in the body. One tablespoon of virgin coconut oil taken twice or thrice in a day can help treat diabetes. The food cooked for diabetic can also be cooked in coconut oil to get maximum benefits.