Plants and Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections and Even Repair Pulmonary Damage
People are taking longer to heal from an array of symptoms within the respiratory system. If you are resorting to conventional medicine to address these infections with antibiotics, you are not only adding to the problems associated with antibiotic resistance, but you’re also doing little to address the healing mechanisms within your body to address the cause. Herbal remedies not only boost lung health, but they can heal infections and even repair lung damage.
The best herbs to boost lung health.
Licorice ~ Licorice is one of the more widely consumed herbs in the world. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it occurs in more formulas than any other single herb because it is thought to harmonize the action of all other herbs. Licorice is very soothing and softens the mucous membranes of the throat and especially the lungs and stomach and at the same time cleanses any inflamed mucous membrane that needs immune system support. It reduces the irritation in the throat and yet has an expectorant action. It is the saponins (detergent-like action) that loosen the phlegm in the respiratory tract, so that the body can expel the mucus. Compounds within this root help relieve bronchial spasms and block the free radical cells that produce the inflammation and tightening of the air ways. The compounds also have antibacterial and antiviral effects to them as well which helps fight off viral and bacterial strains in the body that can cause lung infections. Glycrrhizins and flavonoids can even help prevent lung cancer cells from forming which means they can even prevent lung cancer.
Coltsfoot ~ Coltsfoot has been traditionally used by Native Americans for thousands of years to strengthen the lungs. It clears out excess mucus from the lungs and bronchial tubes. It soothes the mucus membranes in the lungs,and has been shown in research to assist with asthma, coughs, bronchitis, and other lung ailments. Coltsfoot is available in dried form for tea or as an alcohol extract known as a tincture.
Osha ~ Osha is an herb native to the Rocky Mountain area and has historically been used by the Native Americans for respiratory support. The roots of the plant contain camphor and other compounds which make it one of the best lung-support herbs in America. One of the main benefits of osha root is that it helps increase circulation to the lungs, which makes it easier to take deep breaths. Also, when seasonal sensitivities flare up your sinuses, osha root which is not an actual antihistamine, does produce a
similar effect and may be help calm respiratory irritation.
Thyme ~ Thyme is very powerful in the fight against chest congestion. It produces powerful antiseptic essential oils which are classified as naturally antibiotic and anti-fungal. Thyme is a well known to zap acne than expensive prescription creams, gels and lotions. Thyme tea has the power to chase away and eliminate bacteria and viruses so whether your infection is based on either, it will work. Thyme has been used as a lung remedy consumed since antiquity and is used extensively to day to prevent and treat respiratory tract infections and bacterial infection pneumonia.
Oregano ~ Although oregano contains the vitamins and nutrients required by the immune system, its primary benefits are owed to its carvacrol and rosmarinic acid content. Both compounds are natural decongestants and histamine reducers that have direct, positive benefits on the respiratory tract and nasal passage airflow. Oil of oregano fights off the dangerous bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, better than the
most common antibiotic treatments. Oregano has so many health benefits that a bottle of organic oregano oil should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet.
Lobelia ~ Did you know that horses given lobelia are able to breath more deeply?
Its benefits are not limited to equestrians. It has been used as “asthmador” in Appalachian folk medicine. Lobelia, by some accounts, is thought to be one of the most valuable herbal remedies in existence. Extracts of Lobelia inflata contain lobeline, which showed positive effects in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tumor cells. Lobelia contains an alkaloid known as lobeline, which thins mucus, breaks up congestion. Additionally, lobelia stimulates the adrenal glands to release epinephrine,
in effect, this relaxes the airways and allows for easier breathing. Also, because lobelia helps to relax smooth muscles, it is included in many cough and cold remedies.
Elecampane ~ Elecampane has been used by Native Americans for many years to clear out excess mucus that impairs lung function. It is known as a natural antibacterial agent for the lungs, helping to lessen infection particularly for people who are prone to lung infections like bronchitis. Herbal practitioners often recommend one teaspoon of the herb per cup of boiling water, drunk three times daily for two to three weeks but elecampane is also available in tincture format for ease.
Eucalyptus ~ Native to Australia, eucalyptus isn’t just for Koala bears! Aborigines, Germans, and Americans have all used the refreshing aroma of eucalyptus to promote respiratory health and soothe throat irritation. Eucalyptus is a common ingredient in cough lozenges and syrups and its effectiveness is due to a compound called cineole. Cineole has numerous benefits — it’s an expectorant, can ease a cough, fights congestion, and soothes irritated sinus passages. As an added bonus, because
eucalyptus contains antioxidants, it supports the immune system during a cold or other illness.
Mullein ~ Both the flowers and the leaves of the mullein plant are used to make
an herbal extract that helps strengthen the lungs. Mullein is used by herbal practitioners to clear excess mucus from the lungs, cleanse the bronchial tubes, and reduce inflammation that is present in the respiratory tract. A tea can be made from one teaspoon of the dried herb to one cup of boiled water. Alternatively, you can take a
tincture form of this herb.
Lungwort ~ Lungwort is a tree-growing lichen that actually resembles lung tissue in appearance. However, this natural remedy doesn’t just look the part. As early as the 1600s, lungwort has been used to promote lung and respiratory health and clear congestion. Pulmonaria selections come in all kinds so seek an herbologist for
direction. Lungwort also contains compounds that are powerfully effective against harmful organisms that affect respiratory health.
Chaparral ~ Chaparral, a plant native to the southwest, has been appreciated
by the Native Americans for lung detoxification and respiratory support. Chaparral contains powerful antioxidants that resist irritation and NDGA which is known to fight histamine response. NDGA inhibits aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis (the energy-producing ability) of cancer cells. Chaparral is also an herb that fights harmful organisms. The benefits of chaparral are most available in a tincture extraction but chaparral tea may support respiratory problems by encouraging an expectorant
action to clear airways of mucus.
Sage ~ Sage’s textured leaves give off a heady aroma, which arises from sage’s essential oils. These oils are the source of the many benefits of sage tea for lung problems and common respiratory ailments. Sage tea is a traditional treatment for sore throats and coughs. The rich aromatic properties arising from sage’s volatile oils of thujone, camphor, terpene and salvene can be put to use by inhaling sage tea’s
vapors to dispel lung disorders and sinusitis. Alternatively, brew a strong pot of sage tea and place it into a bowl or a vaporizer.
Peppermint ~ Peppermint and peppermint oil, contains menthol — a soothing ingredient known to relax the smooth muscles of the respiratory tract and promote free breathing. Dried peppermint typically contains menthol, menthone, menthyl acetate, menthofuran and cineol. Peppermint oil also contains small amounts of many
additional compounds including limonene, pulegone, caryophyllene and pinene. Paired with the antihistamine effect of peppermint, menthol is a fantastic decongestant. Many people use therapeutic chest balms and other inhalants that contain menthol to help break up congestion. Additionally, peppermint is an antioxidant and fights harmful organisms.
Plantain Leaf ~ With fruit that is similar in appearance to a banana, plantain leaf has been used for hundreds of years to ease cough and soothe irritated mucous membranes. Many of its active constituents show antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as being anti-inflammatory and antitoxic. Clinical trials have found it favorable against cough, cold, and lung irritation. Plantain leaf has an added bonus in that it may help relieve a dry cough by spawning mucus production in the lungs.
Seek the advice of an herbologist or Naturopathic Doctor on the preparation,
appropriate dosages and frequency according to your condition. Many of the herbs
above may also be combined for cumulative effects. All of the above are available
in various forms, as nutritional supplements, tea blends and prepared oils.
Make sure your herbs are organic and ethically harvested.
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Can’t Afford Organic? 10 Foods You Can Eat Anyway
The safest non-organic fruits and vegetables you can buy.
Sweet Potatoes ~ Sweet potatoes are not only ranked among the lowest in pesticide residue, they’re rich in nutrients like beta carotene. During the fall season you can find them everywhere.
Kiwi ~ You still need to rinse off your kiwi but that fuzzy little skin helps keep pesticides at bay.
Eggplant ~ It’s unclear why eggplants fare better than other vegetables, though some suspect that its skin, being somewhat dense and slick, it could act as a protective barrier. Whatever it is, it’s working. Eggplants are among the safer veggies to eat.
Mango’s ~ A thick skin protects the tasty inside of a mango from harmful chemicals.
But you’re not totally in the clear—you should still wash your fruit.
Asparagus ~ Like onions, asparagus just doesn’t attract many pests in the form of insects or disease, so it’s not heavily sprayed with pesticides.
Sweet Peas ~ Thanks to their pod, peas are among the safest conventional produce to eat.
Cabbage ~ Cabbages don’t require much help to grow, so not many chemicals are sprayed on these veggies.
Avocados ~ Like pineapples, avocados also have a rigid skin that avocado lovers don’t eat. You shuck off most pesticide residue simply by discarding the shell.
Pineapple ~ Unlike fruits that have edible skins, pineapples have a tough, thick skin that protects the fruit inside from harmful pesticides. When you cut and eat a pineapple, the most exposed parts end up in the compost bin.
Onions ~ Less than 1 percent of the samples EWG tested had any pesticides,
making onions a particularly clean crop. Bugs don’t seem terribly interested in feasting on onions, so they aren’t sprayed as heavily with pesticides as some other vegetables.
Organic Coconut Bath Oil & Salt Scrub
Add a teaspoon of organic coconut oil to your bath and use as you would any bath oil.
Make a salt scrub.
Mix equal parts organic coconut oil and Himalayan salt.
Oil pulling can help those with asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, diabetes, migraine headaches, PMS, and chronic skin problems. Oil pulling works by detoxifying or cleansing the body. In this way, disease promoting toxins are removed, thus allowing the body to heal itself. As a consequence, health problems of all types improve.” To oil pull, all you have to do is use Virgin Organic Coconut Oil like mouthwash.
Swoosh for 15-20 minutes a day.
You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but did you know your skin and hair love lemons even more? Lemons have an amazing range of beauty benefits.
Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:
Clarifying moisturizer ~ Mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it
Elbow and knee bleacher ~ If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon.
Blackhead treatment ~ It may sound too good to be true, but because lemons are antibacterial, they can help treat acne. Just slice a lemon, and squeeze the juice on your face. Your blackheads will start to fade before you know it.
Cleansing wipes ~ Mix a couple drops of lemon and tea tree essential oil in about 6 ounces of distilled water. I recommend it as a toner or for use with cotton pads as a cleansing wipe for problematic skin.
Teeth whitener ~ Mix baking soda and lemon juice, and apply it to your teeth with a clean Q-tip. Then, use your toothbrush to scrub your teeth and rinse. It’s way cheaper than going to your dentist’s office.
Canker sore treatment ~ Use a few drops of the lemon essential oil on your canker sores to help them heal faster.
Skin brightener ~ Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help brighten and lighten your skin when used over time. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production, says Marina Peredo, M.D., a dermatologist. That means it can help lighten age spots, dark spots, or a fake tan gone wrong. Remember to wear SPF when using lemon juice on your skin, though, since the citrus fruit can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.
Shine eliminator ~ Lemon is great for reducing excess oil.
Lip exfoliator ~ Put a little lemon juice on your lips before bedtime, and wash it off in the morning to help remove dead skin cells and dried skin. If you already have severely chapped lips that have any cuts, do not try this.
Nail strengthener ~ Have you been getting too many gel manicures? Make a mixture of your favorite cooking oil (try olive oil) with lemon juice, and soak your nails. This is a good practice if your nails are dry and brittle, but it’s also a great way to help fix nails that have yellowed.
Hair Lightener ~ Dye-free DIY highlights with lemon juice. Apply it before you expose your hair to sunlight to score a sun-kissed color. The lemon juice can also help treat a dry scalp and dandruff, so apply it liberally.
Three Ingredient Coconut Flour Cookies
3 Tbs. Coconut Flour
2 Tbs. Cold Butter
1 Tbs Raw Honey
Pinch of Himalayan Salt
Preheat the oven to 365 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pulse all ingredients together in a food processor or blend with a pastry blender. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky. Divide into 8 small balls and flatten slightly on the baking sheet.
Bake until the edges are light golden, about 9 minutes. These over bake quickly, so keep an eye on them. Let the cookies cool completely before removing from the baking sheet or they will crumble.Enjoy!
Makes 8 two-bite-sized cookies.
How do I add organic coconut oil into my diet?
Cooking With Organic Coconut Oil ~ This is the most common way people use organic coconut oil. Use organic coconut oil in all your cooking by simply replacing your other cooking oils (like canola, corn or all purpose vegetable oils, which are toxic) with virgin organic coconut oil. You can also bake with organic coconut oil too!
Add Organic Coconut Oil to Smoothies, Yogurt, Soups and Hot Drinks Aside from cooking, you can add organic coconut oil into your smoothies, coffee or tea, yogurt and homemade bone broth. Just make sure to gently melt your organic coconut oil and slowly pour and stir it into your smoothies and yogurt. This will help the organic coconut oil from clumping in your cold goodies! The organic coconut oil will melt when added to hot drinks or soups.
Make Organic Coconut Oil Candy ~ Organic Coconut Oil candy is by far the most yummy way to enjoy organic coconut oil! Its also a great way to get your kids to eat organic coconut oil too!
Organic Coconut Oil Chocolate Bars
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup organic coconut oil
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon raw honey, maple syrup or simple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Heat organic coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Once it melts add the remaining ingredients. Stir and pour mix over a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in refrigerator for 2-4 hours, or until it is set. Once the chocolate hardens, break it up into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Honey has powerful anti-viral and anti-microbial properties! In clinical studies, honey has shown to be just as effective in alleviating coughs as over the counter cough medicine. Honey is also known to help alleviate allergies. According to this article, taking a few teaspoons of local raw honey a day prior to pollen season can be effective in boosting your immunity to pollen.
Lemon juice is often used in home remedies for a good reason! It is known to help boost the immune system and also has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Drink lemon juice when you have a stuffy nose as it helps clear sinuses so you can breathe better.
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Coconut Oil is rich in antioxidants and contains lauric acid, which is anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Organic coconut oil can be used to help prevent colds by boosting the immune system. Once the cold is set in, organic coconut oil can help reduce the length of sickness and can be quite soothing when added to warm honey-lemon water or tea.
Mix these three ingredients together and you have yourself a super immune boosting syrup that will help alleviate coughs and sore throats!
Obesity may have harmful effects on the brain and exercise may counteract many of those negative effects, according to sophisticated new neurological experiments with mice, even when the animals do not lose much weight. While it’s impossible to know if human brains respond in precisely the same way to fat and physical activity, the findings offer one more reason to get out and exercise.
It’s been known for some time that obesity can alter cognition in animals. Past experiments with lab rodents, for instance, have shown that obese animals display poor memory and learning skills compared to their normal-weight peers. They don’t recognize familiar objects or recall the location of the exit in mazes that they’ve negotiated multiple times.
But scientists hadn’t understood how excess weight affects the brain. Fat cells, they knew, manufacture and release substances into the bloodstream that flow to other parts of the body, including the heart and muscles. There, these substances jump-start biochemical processes that produce severe inflammation and other conditions that can lead to poor health.
Many thought the brain, though, should be insulated from those harmful effects. It contains no fat cells and sits behind the protective blood-brain barrier that usually blocks the entry of undesirable molecules.
However, recent disquieting studies in animals indicate that obesity weakens that barrier, leaving it leaky and permeable. In obese animals, substances released by fat cells can ooze past the barrier and into the brain.
The consequences of that seepage became the subject of new neurological experiments conducted by researchers at Georgia Regents University in Augusta and published last month in The Journal of Neuroscience. For the studies, the scientists gathered mice bred to overeat and grow obese, which, after a few weeks of sitting quietly in their cages and eating at will, the animals had obligingly accomplished. As they grew rotund and accumulated more fat cells, the researchers found, their blood showed increasingly hefty doses of a substance called interleukin 1 that is created by fat cells and known to cause inflammation.
In these mice, as interleukin 1 migrated to the head, it passed the blood-brain barrier and entered areas such as the hippocampus, a part of the brain critical for learning and memory. There, it essentially gummed up the works, the researchers found when they examined tissue from the animals’ brains, which had high levels of interleukin 1 together with widespread markers of inflammation. While inflammation can represent a healthy response to invading molecules, it hurts cells if it persists.
The researchers also noted extremely low levels in these mice brains of a biochemical associated with healthy synapse function. Synapses are the structures that connect one neuron to another and shunt messages between them. Healthy synapses respond to demands on the brain by slowing or speeding messages, keeping the brain’s nervous-system traffic manageable. But low levels of the marker of synapse health suggested to the researchers that in these obese animals’ inflamed brains, synapses were no longer functioning properly and messages between neurons likely jerked, hiccuped or stalled.
That possibility was borne out by subsequent tests on the memory and thinking of some of the remaining obese mice. They performed miserably.
But whether excessive fat cells alone were the underlying cause of the changes in the animals’ brains was not clear. Other physiological factors “could have been contributing,” said Alexis Stranahan, a professor at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents, who oversaw the study. So, to isolate the impact of the fat, the researchers simply removed most of it, surgically excising the large bands of fat that each mouse bore around its middle.
After recovery, these slenderized mice showed almost no interleukin 1 in their bloodstreams and, Algernon-like, soon were acing cognitive tests that had stumped them before surgery.
Conversely, when the scientists implanted the preserved fat pads into previously lean mice — and haven’t we all had nightmares about something like that happening to us in our sleep? — the animals almost immediately grew dimmer, performing far worse than previously on cognitive tests, although nothing else in their lives had changed.
The results convincingly implicated fat cells as the primary cause of the mice’s cognitive decline.
But while provocative, the findings had little practical value for people, the scientists realized, since even the most extensive liposuction procedure in humans would remove far less fat than had been excised from the obese mice.
So the scientists turned, as a less-invasive alternative, to exercise. Gathering more of the obesity-prone mice, they allowed all of them to grow heavy, but then started half on a daily 45-minute program of treadmill running, with encouragement provided by small puffs of air if they began to flag. The other mice remained sedentary.
After 12 weeks, the running mice still weighed about the same as the unexercised animals. But they had lost significant amounts of fat from around their middles, while adding lean muscle. More telling, they did much better on cognitive tests than the sedentary mice and, when the researchers examined tissue from their hippocampi, showed little evidence of inflammation and robust levels of the chemical marker of synaptic health. The results suggested that, as the scientists write in the study, “treadmill training normalized hippocampal function,” even in animals born to be fat and that remained heavy.
Of course, these studies were conducted in mice, not people, whose brains may respond very differently. But the possibility that humans, too, may respond in similar ways is tantalizing, Dr. Stranahan said, and the takeaway from her study worth repeating. “Get out and move,” she said, even — and especially — if you carry extra weight. Talk with your doctor about a safe and tolerable exercise program, and then try to stick with that routine so that extra pounds won’t weigh too heavily on your mind.
Organic Coconut Oil has it’s antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, and antiviral. It also aids in the absorption of vitamins and minerals. These immune boosting properties make it the perfect oil to use in a million ways. Here’s 50.
1. Massage Oil ~ Organic Coconut Oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Add a few drops of essential oils for more effect.
2. Athletes Foot ~ The powerful anti-fungal properties of Organic Coconut Oil make it perfect for any fungal infection. Add a few drops of oregano or tea tree oil for more anti-fungal power.
3. Acne ~ Organic Coconut Oil gently fights the bacteria that cause acne. Dab it directly on the offending pimples and watch them shrink.
4. Cleanser ~ Organic Coconut Oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the grime of the day.
5. Lice – Organic Coconut Oil kills and removes this pesky problem.
6. Stretch Marks ~ Prevent and soften stretch marks from pregnancy with Organic Coconut Oil for soft and supple skin.
7. Warts and Moles ~ Rub Organic Coconut Oil into the area and cover with a bandage. Rub in fresh organic coconut oil and place a new bandage each day.
8. Moisturizer ~ Organic Coconut Oil is an excellent way to soften and hydrate dry, rough, or damaged skin.
9. Face Scrub ~ Mix Organic Coconut Oil with baking soda, sugar, cinnamon and oatmeal for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.
10. Dandruff ~ Massage Organic Coconut Oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking.
11. Curb Appetite ~ Take a spoonful of Organic Coconut Oil before meals to curb appetite so you don’t overeat.
12. Wrinkles ~ Rub Organic Coconut Oil into lines, creases, and wrinkles to rehydrate skin and soften those wrinkles away.
13. Sore Throat ~ Dissolve a spoonful of Organic Coconut Oil in your mouth and let it slowly roll down the throat. This will coat and protect the throat, boost the health of mucus membranes, and fight any infection.
14. Ring Worm ~ Rub Organic Coconut Oil onto affected area to kill the fungus that causes unsightly ringworm. Add tea tree oil to clear the infection even faster.
15. Lip Balm ~ Organic Coconut Oil hydrates and protects lips. Organic coconut oil even offers some protection from the sun, about an SPF 4.
16. Cold Sore ~ Organic Coconut Oil has antiviral properties that will help the body get rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Rub it on when needed and add a drop of oregano oil to speed healing.
17. Lubricant ~ Organic Coconut Oil makes an all-natural personal lubricant for intimate moments without chemicals, but it should not be used with condoms as oils tend to compromise the integrity of your protection.
18. Gum Removal ~ Organic Coconut Oil gets the sticky stuff out of hair, carpet and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.
19. Pet Health ~ Organic Coconut Oil can do a multitude of things for pets, both topically and internally. It improves breath, makes for a shiny coat, eases joint problems, cleans ears, gets rid of fleas, and much more.
20. Stys/Pink Eye ~ Rub a small amount of organic coconut oil on the sty or around the eyes to get rid of these painful and annoying infections quickly.
21. Earaches ~ Earaches, swimmer’s ear, and ear infections clear up fast with a few drops of organic coconut oil mixed with garlic oil.
22. Cradle Cap ~ Organic Coconut Oil is gentle and safe for infants and helps ease the itching, pain, redness and flaking associated with cradle cap.
23. Diaper Rash ~ Organic Coconut Oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively.
24. Bruises ~ Rub organic coconut oil into bruised skin to speed healing and watch the bruises fade fast.
25. Age Spots ~ Organic Coconut Oil has beneficial effects on any skin blemish. Use it to help fade age spots with powerful antioxidants.
26. Shaving Cream ~ Organic Coconut Oil keeps the razor gliding smoothly while leaving skin smooth and soft.
27. After Shave ~ Don’t want unpleasant bumps and rashes after shaving? Organic Coconut Oil soothes sensitive skin and promotes healing.
28. Toothpaste ~ Mix 1 part organic coconut oil with 1 part baking soda and add a couple drops of peppermint oil. This makes a refreshing, natural toothpaste that whitens and cleans without added preservatives, fluoride, sweeteners or other chemicals.
29. Chicken Pox ~ Ease the itch and encourage healing with dabs of organic coconut oil. It also works on poison ivy, poison oak, mosquito bites, and other insect stings or bites.
30. Yeast Infections ~ Organic Coconut Oil fights these fungal infections internally and externally.
31. Makeup Remover ~ Organic Coconut Oil removes oil-based makeup easily, like mascara. It cleans, hydrates, and makes skin glow.
32. Conditioner ~ Organic Coconut Oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair. Massage it in and rinse it out after ten minutes. A small amount can be rubbed in to dry hair to tame frizz.
33. Polish Furniture ~ Organic Coconut Oil gives a protective shine to wood furniture. Just make sure you test it out on a small area to make sure you like the outcome.
34. Energy ~ Organic Coconut Oil and its medium chain triglycerides make it an excellent energy source to improve stamina, endurance, or just to give you a boost through the day.
35. Deodorant ~ Mix organic coconut oil with cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils for a natural deodorant that smells fantastic.
36. Eye Cream ~ Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a few dabs of organic coconut oil.
37. Eczema ~ Organic Coconut Oil reduces the itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
38. Sunburn ~ Organic Coconut Oil can help prevent sunburn for short exposures. When you burn, it will also speed healing and take some of the sting away. Make sure you wait until all the heat has dissipated before applying it or you trap the heat in. Wait 24 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the burn.
39. Hemorrhoids ~ Organic Coconut Oil eases the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and encourages natural healing both internally and externally.
40. Nose Bleeds ~ Rub a bit of organic coconut oil in nostrils to fight the dry cracking that can lead to nose bleeds and pain.
41. Canker Sores ~ Dab organic coconut oil on canker sores to kill infection and speed up healing. Organic coconut oil is also a far tastier way to treat canker sores than most other methods.
42. Toothaches ~ Organic Coconut Oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. You can mix it with a drop of clove oil to almost instantly relieve pain.
43. Acid Reflux ~ Take a small spoonful of organic coconut oil with meals to keep acid reflux and heartburn at bay.
44. Urinary Tract ~ Treat urinary tract infections with a spoonful of organic coconut oil. It may even ease the painful passing of kidney stones.
45. Nursing ~ Organic Coconut Oil works great to repair dry, cracked skin, including sore nipples from nursing.
46. Alzheimer’s ~ Some research points to organic coconut oil as a way to slow the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
47. Bones ~ Organic Coconut Oil aids the body in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for strong bones and teeth.
48. Epilepsy ~ Organic Coconut Oil may reduce the incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
49. Fitness ~ Organic Coconut Oil boosts energy, increases metabolism, improves thyroid function, and aids healthy weight loss. It is the perfect addition to any workout or fitness regimen.
50. Cooking – Organic Coconut Oil doesn’t form harmful by-products when heated like most other oils and animal fats. Use it to replace butter, cup for cup in recipes. Sauté, cook, bake, broil, braise and more using organic coconut oil as a healthier alternative.