Study Conducted By The Department Of Microbiology In Nigeria - Coconut Oil Could Combat Candida
(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 18, 2014 ) Glasgow, UK -- A study has shown that coconut oil can help to fight the growth of Candida. The study was conducted by the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology at the University College Hospital in Nigeria.
The studied demonstrated that virgin coconut oil was effective at fighting many of the different forms of Candida including Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida glabrata, and many other forms of this fungus.
During the study, virgin coconut oil was tested alongside a drug treatment called fluconazole. It was found that Coconut oil could be used to effectively treat Candida and was 100% active when compared with the traditional drug treatment. The researchers concluded that virgin coconut oil could be used to help treat cases of Candida that do not respond well to antibiotic treatment.
Candida is often treated with anti-fungal drugs, but many forms of infections are now becoming resistant to the antimicrobial drugs that are often prescribed. Researchers are studying new ways to help combat infections and coconut oil is known to have antimicrobial properties; it is believed it could play a role in treating some forms of infection.
There are more than twenty different species of Candida and while Candida is usually harmless, in some patients the fungus can grow out of control causing symptoms such as depression, skin problems, anxiety, digestive difficulties and problems with the memory.
Treatments for Candida overgrowth would traditionally include taking anti-fungal medication, changing the diet and reducing alcohol intake. In additional, Adding coconut oil to the diet can help to kill bad bacteria, without having a negative impact on good bacteria.
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