Coconut Oil as a Colon Cleanser

By Eshe Asale

 The health benefits of the coconut have long been acknowledged by Polynesian and Asian cultures, according to an article on the Coconut Research Center website. Coconut oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It’s made up of medium chain triglycerides and contains antimicrobial properties, which may help improve symptoms associated with digestive disorders, bacterial, fungal infections and viruses. Modern medicine has begun utilizing coconut oil for its medicinal properties, although more scientific research is needed to support claims of its usefulness as a colon cleanser.


Colon Cleansing

Colon cleansing for detoxification purposes is largely discouraged by many medical doctors, according to Mayo Clinic, which says the digestive system is sufficient in removing all toxic waste and bad bacteria from your body. However, the article stresses that little scientific evidence exists to support or deny the benefits of colon cleansing. Colon cleansing is regarded in alternative health fields as a useful detoxification tool. Cleansing your colon with coconut oil could remove waste and toxins from your digestive tract, while healing and nourishing surrounding tissue cells and organs.