Philippines as a tropical country is abundant of coconut trees.
The coconut industry is a dominant sector of the Philippine agriculture. According to the Philippine Coconut Authority of the Department of Agriculture:
• Of the 12 million hectare of farmlands, 3.1M hectare is devoted to coconut
• 68 out of 79 provinces are coconut areas
• Over 324M bearing and non-bearing trees
• 3.5M coconut farmers
• 25M Filipinos are directly or indirectly dependent on the industry
• 59% share in world coconut exports
• Among the top 5 net foreign exchange earners, average of US $760M per year
Did you know that there are more than 101 reasons to use coconut as a home remedy to improve your health naturally?
(NaturalNews) Coconuts are a versatile superfood providing nutrition, health benefits, and amazing medicinal properties all wrapped in one delicious package. Coconuts are totally natural, easily available and affordable; and every part of the fruit is useful.
Green coconut water uses:
• Natural, healthy source for hydration, energy and endurance, making it the perfect sports drink.
• Restores electrolytes after exercise, vomiting, diarrhea.
• Antiseptic properties provide antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agents to purify blood -- helps killing measles, herpes, influenza, hepatitis C...
• Useful for emergency transfusions due to being close in composition to human plasma.
• Used to prevent vomiting, nausea and replace lost fluids in cases of malaria, typhoid, influenza...
• Dissolves kidney stones alkalizing urine pH.
• Used as a natural cleanse, coconut water mixed with olive oil eliminates intestinal parasites.
Coconut oil medicinal uses:
Virgin coconut oil tastes and smells like coconut. Expeller pressed oil has no scent or taste and both types can be used medicinally.
• Kills bacteria causing urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, gum disease, staphylococcus, MRSA...
• Destroys fungus causing candida.
• Kills viruses causing flu, infectious disease, typhoid,...
• Inhibits parasite growth such as tapeworm, liver flukes, giardia...
• Eases acid reflux, relieves gallbladder disease.
• Enhances proper bowel function and lowers incidence of hemorrhoids when oil is consumed.
• Relieves and heals intestinal disorders, ulcers, colitis, IBS, and Crohn's disease.
• Stabilizes blood sugar and insulin production.
• Eases neuropathies and itching from diabetes.
• Protects against osteoporosis and reduces problems from cystic fibrosis.
• Enhances pancreatic function, enzyme production and reduces pancreatitis.
• Improves magnesium and calcium absorption, promoting stronger bones.
• Reduces joint and muscle inflammation, supporting repair of tissues.
• Regulates thyroid function.
• Protects against cancers of colon, breast, and digestive tract.
• Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) protect against development of Alzheimer's disease.
• MCFA strengthen heart and circulatory system protecting against artherosclerosis and heart disease.
• Prevents oxidation of fatty acids.
• Provides antioxidants to fight free radicals slowing aging and degenerative diseases such as arthritis.
• Relieves symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
• Reduces incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
• Stabilizes female hormones reducing hot flashes and vaginal dryness during menopause.
• Lessens symptoms associated with prostate enlargement.
• Strengthens the liver and protects against degeneration.
• Soothes earaches when mixed with garlic and olive oil.
Topical uses for coconut oil:
• Forms a chemical barrier on skin to protect and heal infections.
• Topical applications relieve pain and swelling from hemorrhoids.
• Moisturizes and softens dry skin.
• Reduces bags, puffiness and wrinkles under eyes.
• Lessens occurrence and appearance of varicose veins.
• Preps skin before shaving.
• Mixed with baking soda, coconut oil makes an effective toothpaste.
• Soothes sunburned skin and promotes healing of burns and blisters.
• Heals psoriasis and eczema lesions.
• Stops pain, burning, and itching of bug and snake bites.
• Prevents itching from poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
• Promotes firm skin tone, preventing age spots, sagging and wrinkles.
• Eliminates head lice.
• Removes makeup easily.
• Heals nail fungus under finger and toenails.
• Prevent nosebleeds by applying light film inside nostrils.
• In combination with cornstarch and baking soda, coconut oil makes an effective deodorant.
• Makes an excellent massage oil, a natural personal lubricant, and great sunscreen.
• Conditions hair, prevents split ends, reduces frizz, and controls flaky scalp and dandruff.
• Removes scars and stretch marks.
• Repairs cracked, sore, dry nipples from nursing.
• Heals diaper rash and removes cradle cap on babies.
Nutritional uses for coconut oil:
• Enhances absorption of nutrients and improves digestion.
• Provides a quick energy source and stimulates metabolism.
• Produces immediate, usable energy source rather than being stored as fat.
• Increases metabolic rate, stabilizes body weight, and controls food cravings.
• Enriches milk supply for breast-feeding women.
• Doesn't form harmful by-products during cooking when used at high heat.
*Note: Not all claims are already medically proven
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