American Scientists have made a discovery in a published study in the Cancer Research Journal at the University of Adelaide that the lauric acid contained in coconut oil has cancer-killing properties. In only two days, this component exterminated 90 percent of the cancer cells. The experiments were performed in a Petri dish, under hermetic conditions and were not carried out on a living organism.
So far, the lack of financial means have prevented further studies on the positive effect of cancer-killing coconut oil properties. The reason for this is that there has not been much interest shown by the pharmaceutical companies, who obviously want to sell their products.
But coconut oil has many other positive effects on health. The lauric acid found in coconut oil, which is actually also a component of breast milk, strengthens the immune system. According to the American Society for Nutrition, several studies have shown that coconut oil protects you from other diseases and it can even cure them. It has proven particularly useful with osteoporosis, viral diseases (for example, hepatitis C, herpes), gallbladder infections, Alzheimer's, chronic illnesses and cancer. Furthermore, coconut oil helps to mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy.
So, coconut oil, as it turns out, is a silver bullet in combating various diseases. But even in the cosmetics industry, it is a popular remedy for skin blemishes. In addition, many women swear by the ultimate effect it has on making hair silky and shiny.