It sounds strange, but this healthy oil is a powerhouse. It fights viruses, bacteria, and even yeasts/fungus (think candida, or athlete's foot, etc.).
As I mentioned here, Hippocrates (460BC – 377BC) said, “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” Apparently the Chinese have this same philosophy, too.
Coconut oil is food, but it is a powerful medicine. We take it at the first sign of a cold or flu and in our experience it has drastically cut down on recovery time, sometimes in less than 24 hours. In the past I have been down with the flu 10-14 days, and nothing natural I tried was working (before finding coconut oil). I used to take massive doses of vitamin C (now I know that will only work with infection, whereas most issues are viral), I tried oscillococcinum, echinacea, goldenseal, and another herbal tincture that slips my mind right now. None of them ever worked (for me, they may work for some, but not for me).
Click on these articles to read more about coconut oil:
'Tis the Season - How I Beat the Flu with Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil - How to Take It and Where To Buy It
This post is part of Natural Cures Blog Carnival on HartkeisOnline.com. Go check it out to learn about more natural remedies for colds and flu.