Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Medicinal uses

It may help Benign prostatic hyperplasia
In rats, Virgin coconut oil reduced total cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, LDL, and VLDL cholesterol levels and increased HDL cholesterol in serum and tissues.
The hexane fraction of coconut peel may contain novel anticancer compounds
Young coconut juice has estrogen-like characteristics.
Coconut milk offered stronger protection on indomethacin-induced ulceration than coconut water in rats.
Coconut water has been used as an emergency short-term intravenous hydration fluid. This is possible because the coconut water has a high level of sugar and other salts that makes it possible to be used in the bloodstream, much like the modern lactated ringer solution or a dextrose/water solution ..

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