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Coconut Oil: One Natural Hemorrhoid Cure That Shrinks The Problem

Can coconut oil really cure hemorrhoids? Although there's no scientific proof that says it's true, many people swear by this remedy. First, what is coconut oil? It's the fat we get from the flesh of coconuts. It's about 85% saturated fat but is also considered one of the more stable cooking oils.

So, why might coconut oil be a good natural hemorrhoid cure? One clue lies in all the good things it does for the body. Virgin coconut oil is taken from fresh coconut flesh and is considered a healthy fat that produces good HDL/ADL ratios when consumed. It's a whole food with strong antiviral, antimicrobial, and antibacterial qualities.

Coconut oil is a naturally occurring vegan food source. The reason is its saturated fat contains one of the highest concentrations (62%) of saturated medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), a special class of fatty acids. These MCTs behave like carbohydrates in the body, which means they're more easily digested and absorbed. The body uses these fats as energy rather than storing them as body fat.

Most important, MCTs are nearly 50% lauric acid, the critical essential fatty acid needed to build and maintain our body's immune system. Mother's milk is the only other source of such high concentrations of lauric acid.

Virgin Coconut Oil Offers Numerous Health Benefits

People who consume coconut oil are finding many benefits, including:

These benefits derive from consuming virgin coconut oils, not hydrogenated. It's critical to remember this difference. Hydrogenated forms are no different from other highly saturated fats that produce trans fat. They are harmful to the body.

Applying Coconut Oil Topically as a Natural Hemorrhoid Cure

When preventive measures don't work, or if you already have hemorrhoids, coconut oil (virgin is still preferred) is effective as a natural hemorrhoid cure when applied topically.

First, clean the affected area. Witch hazel applied to a cotton ball is very effective here. Then, apply generous amounts of the coconut oil (that means cover it completely) to the affected area at least twice daily for at least 3 days. Whenever you use the bathroom (or at least twice daily), reapply the coconut oil to make sure the area is covered. You should see substantial shrinking (if not the disappearance) of your hemorrhoids within the 3 days.

Remember, respect others in your household. Never stick soiled fingers into the oil. If necessary have separate bottles of oil for each member. Also, please use separate bottles for the kitchen and the bathroom. Because of their high saturated fat content, good coconut oils maintain their qualities for about two years. So if you purchase separate oils, they won't turn rancid or go to waste before you use them.

Want to read more research on coconut oil and its huge benefits to the body, including acting as a natural hemorrhoid cure? Go to

Looking for great coconut recipes and a healthy cleanse utilizing coconuts? Read The Coconut Diet: The Secret Ingredient That Helps You Lose Weight While You Eat Your Favorite Foods by Cherie Calbom.

Other Coconut Oil Resources:
(Experts Findings on the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil) Asian and Pacific Coconut Community, Jakarta Indonesia

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