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Sunday, October 17, 2010

coconut oil benefits

Alberto says:Coconut oil is used as a natural conditioner for hair. The molecular structure of coconut oil makes it easier to penetrate through the hair shaft and works with the natural hair proteins.

Coconut oil is also used to treat conditions like dry scalp or fungal conditions like seborrhea dermatitis that cause itchy flakes.

Ordinary shampoo formulation results in protein loss during washing. Coconut oil can minimize protein loss, as it contains the medium-chain triglycerides that can pass through the cell membrane and waterproof the scalp and hair.

Coconut oil also acts as a pain reliever for arthritis sufferers. A combination of warm coconut oil and two to three pieces of camphor can be massaged into aching joints.

The warm coconut oil and camphor will boost blood supply, reducing pain in the joints and give off a warming effect during the massage.

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