Coconut Oil For Psoriasis Treatment

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Coconut Oil 

One of the best home remedies for psoriasis is to use coconut oil to treat the condition. Many people are starting to discover the many health benefits of coconut oil and jumping on the bandwagon due to its relative low price compared to other psoriasis treatments and it being even more effective than many medications at treating psoriasis lesions.   

Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)

We have all heard that fat is bad, however this is not true since there are many "good" fats that the body needs to properly function and some good fats can actually help the body lose weight! There are bad fats of course such as trans fats (eliminate from diet) and many saturated fats (reduce consumption).

Good fats also known as essential fatty acids (EFAs) are commonly found in unsaturated fats such as monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. These good fats as mentioned previously are essential for the body and help it function properly and improve the immune system, cardiovascular activity, help manage diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, cancer prevention, etc. IF you are seeking to eliminate all fats, you will be doing your body a disservice.  

For psoriasis sufferers, this is the main reason that certain supplements such as fish oil are recommended since some cold water fish such as tuna and salmon contain high levels of omega 3 fatty acids which have been shown to eliminate psoriasis symptoms in many sufferers. 


Coconut Oil Fatty Acids

Coconut oil is a saturated fat. While saturated fats have also received a bad name, not all saturated fats are created equal and coconut oil while a saturated fat is one of the good fats and makes one of the best home remedies for psoriasis. 

Coconut oil contains a fatty acid known as lauric acid. Lauric acid is commonly found in breast milk and is very beneficial for babies. Lauric acid is also very rare and its abundant presence in coconut oil is the reason that it is one of the ingredients in baby products. The benefits of lauric acid relate to it's anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and this benefits can be obtained by anyone who consumes coconut oil or applies it topically in various home remedies for psoriasis.  

Coconut oil is obtained from the fruit of palm tree and there are no identified side effects whether it is applied directly on the skin or scalp or consumed making it one of the best home remedies for psoriasis. The smell of coconut is very pleasing for most people and it tastes wonderful. It can withstand high heat so it can be used effectively in cooking and baking. Since it is a saturated fat, it is usually solid at room temperature unless you reside in very hot climates. It quickly melts when heat is applied including body heat when it is rubbed between the palms.  

Be sure that when using coconut oil in home remedies for psoriasis that the coconut oil is certified organic and that it is unrefined. Refined coconut oil does not contain the taste or fragrance as well as most of the beneficial properties of pure unrefined coconut oil.

To Use Coconut Oil For Psoriasis

In order to consume coconut oil and receive the various health benefits of this oil, 3 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil are recommended on a daily basis. As mentioned previously, because it can withstand great heat, use it in place of various oils or butter that you would normally use. Use as a spread on bread instead of butter, use when popping popcorn, etc. Spread it on the skin especially soon after taking a bath or shower and see those psoriasis lesions disappear. This is an awesome product with many uses and is one of the best home remedies for psoriasis.