The Healing Power Of Coconut Oil “Down There”
Coconut oil is made from the meat of mature, harvested coconuts from the coconut palm, and in recent years, its medicinal uses have come to light. But, did you know that coconut can also be used for “down there” in your vaginal area too?
Various studies support the long list of health benefits of coconut oil, especially for yeast infections arising from Candida albicans, a fungal pathogen.
Coconut oil has three unique medium-chain fatty acids with antifungal, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties that help fight yeast infections. For example, the lauric acid found in coconut oil converts to monolaurin, which is a compound that helps kill harmful fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Other fatty acids in coconut oil that are effective against Candida include capric acid and caprylic acid.