In addition to all of the many great edible uses for coconut oil, the natural white substance also is believed to have healing and moisturizing properties as well. Medium level fatty acids abound in coconut oil. This type of fatty acids are known to be able to delve deep into the fungal membrane and kill the invading fungus while stimulating healing.
Coconut oil also possesses lauric acid. When lauric acid and glycerol are combined, monolaurin is formed. A multitude of studies have reportedly shown that monolaurin prevents the “lipid envelope” of the virus which causes cold sores, to spread. Applying coconut oil to sores on and around the lips several times each day will help heal the sores quickly and reduce discomfort. Click here to read the coconut oil uses.