What Is Coconut Oil Good For?

By Chrys Lin

Coconut and coco oil

Coconut oil is a beneficial cooking ingredient. The oil is also used for medicines and beauty treatments. It can improve your health and serve as a healing agent.

Cooking and Diet

Cooking with coconut oil.

Coconut oil adds flavor to many recipes. It helps improve the digestive system, and aids in the absorption of certain vitamins, minerals and amino acids.


Coconut oil has many medical usages.

Coconut oil contains anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that make it useful for medicinal use. It can help fight viruses such as herpes, HIV, hepatitis C, the flu, mononucleosis, and bacteria that cause pneumonia, sore throats, and infections. Coconut oil can be used to relieve itching from bug bites and speed up healing from bruises, strains and sore muscles.

Beauty Treatment

Coconut oil can help with many beauty treatments

Coconut oil is used to improve dry skin. It also prevents dryness and flaking associated with conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. It is known to help prevent wrinkles. It also works as a hair conditioner that increases shine, and keeps the scalp free from dandruff.


About the Author

Chrys Lin has been working professionally in journalism since 2003. Her work has appeared in publications in the United States and parts of Asia. She currently resides in Texas and holds a Bachelor of Arts in print journalism.

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