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Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry
Year : 2014, Volume : 2, Issue : 1
First page : ( 140) Last page : ( 144)
Print ISSN : 2320-5806. Online ISSN : 2320-5962.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2320-5962.2.1.028

Cocunut oil-A novel approach in health promotion and disease prevention

Gupta Anamika1,*, Jain Sachin2, Roseka3, Sood Poonam4, Makkar Diljot Kaur4, Kainth Nitika5

1Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Subharti Dental College, Meerut

2Reader, Dept of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Uttaranchal Dental & Medical Research Institute, Uttrakhand

3Senior Lecturer, Dept of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Uttaranchal Dental & Medical Research Institute, Uttrakhand

4Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Surendera Dental College and Research Institute, Sriganganagar

5MDS, Dept. of Orthodontics, Max Hospital, New Delhi

*Corresponding author: Anamika Gupta Sr. Lecturer Dept. of Public Health Dentistry Subharti Dental College, Subharti Puram, NH-58, Delhi-Haridwar Road, Meerut-250005 Email Id- a.anamika90@gmail.com

Online published on 18 April, 2014.

Abstract

Coconut oil has been tested for its antibacterial action in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion. The oils were tested against strains of streptococcus bacteria, they found that enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibited the growth of most strains of streptococcus bacteria-an acid producing bacterium that is major cause of tooth decay. Coconut tree is cultivated for multiple utilities and its all parts are used in various forms. The parts of its fruit like coconut kernel and tender coconut water have multiple medicinal properties such as antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antidermatophytic, antiparasitic, hypoglycemic, antioxidant, immunostimulant etc. Thus coconut palm is referred as “Kalpvriksha”. The health industry has always used natural products as an alternative, to conventional allopathic formulations for the treatment of various problems. The current review describes different facts and phenomenon related to the use of coconut in health and disease prevention.

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Keywords

Virgin Coconut Oil, Medicinal Property, Nutritional Value, Coconut Disease Prevention.

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