Coconut Oil, Nadan Velichenna, Natural Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil or ‘Copre Oil’ as it is often called is edible oil extracted from coconut kernels or the white meat of mature coconuts. It consists of saturated fats along with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Iron besides Lauric acid, Capric acid and poly-phenols.
Coconut oil besides being used for cooking purposes has innumerable health benefits like hair care, skin care, weight loss, improving digestion, boosting immunity and treating various skin infections and diseases. Coconut oil helps to control blood sugar and blood pressure levels and prevents high cholesterol by boosting heart health. Massaging coconut oil on your head eliminates mental stress and massaging it on your face prevents dryness, flaking, sagging and wrinkles. Coconut oil helps prevent dental problems as it aids in the absorption of calcium in the body, thus developing strong teeth.
Coconut oil has a high melting point. At room temperature it is solid and melts when it is heated or when the temperature rises. The best way to melt coconut oil is to keep the bottle of oil in the sun or in warm water.