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Coconut Oil Has Many Health Applications

Feb 26, 2013 10:47AM ● By Dr. Bernice Teplitsky

Ordinary coconut oil has antimicrobial, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and can be used to cure a myriad of conditions. It is a great agent to strengthen the immune system and prevents cavities and helps facilitate the absorption of calcium in the body to build stronger bones and teeth. Just adding a teaspoon daily to the diet can make a difference.

To treat a canker sore, rub coconut oil over the area and let its antibacterial and antiviral properties take effect. It works on bruises and helps repair damaged tissue, as well. When suffering from sore gums, place coconut oil on the tender area for relief. If having wisdom teeth removed or implants placed, apply coconut oil to the skin to prevent or heal bruising.

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