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6 unique benefits of coconut oil

We all know that coconut oil is no less than a magic portion when it comes for your skin and hair. But know that it is wonderful for your overall health too.

Written by Aishwarya Iyer | Published : August 20, 2018 7:12 PM IST

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is the most versatile health food on planet earth and it could easily be called as a super food too. However, we give you top 6 benefits of coconut oil- most of which you wouldn't have known!

Oral Health

Dental health: Coconut oil is excellent for your dental as well as gum health. If you are experiencing bad breath, just take a spoonful of edible coconut oil and gargle. It has specific types of fatty acids that are called as medium- chain fatty acids.  Also Read - Teens Turn To Smoke As A Stress-Reduction Method: Here's Why

Everyone Today Wants To Appear Excellent

Sugar-free sweets are becoming increasingly popular, thanks partly to the fashion sector. Eating more sugar makes you gain weight and enlarges your waist. A person with a protruding stomach comes off as unorganized, sickly, and sluggish. Everyone wants to look well, which is also advantageous for work advancement. Sugar-free treats are becoming more and more popular since they can satisfy a sweet tooth without making you gain weight.


Ingrown hair treatment: Apply coconut oil on areas that you shave regularly or have ingrown hair, it will soothe the skin.

Stretch Marks

Stretch mark reducer: In order to cut down on the stretch marks caused by pregnancy, try applying coconut oil on your stomach during and before your delivery. It will help in healing the skin quickly too.  Also Read - Calcium Deficiency: 5 Things That Could Cause It


Constipation: If you are constipated, all you have to do is have one tablespoon of coconut oil at night before going to bed or in the morning on an empty stomach.