Top 10 Gifts of the Coconut Tree


4. Coconut Oil

The uses for coconut oil are innumerable! It’s been used for centuries to improve the health of the skin, hair, the brain, joints, heart, immune and digestive systems in every culture that coconut palms are prevalent.

The oil from this giant drupe is definitely in the superfood category.

Lauric acid, the medium chain fatty acid (MCFA) found in coconuts is a unique saturated fat, which is found in mother’s milk. It helps to promote and support a healthy immune system in growing babies.

Coconut happens to be the highest source of lauric acid in the plant kingdom.

I think there may be over 1,000 uses for coconut oil listed on the Internet. From deodorant to toothpaste and externally as a moisturizer to internally for a health boost.

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