Cataract and Other Eye Diseases
Will coconut oil be of any benefit for cataracts as well as eye floaters? Can I apply it on my eyelids?
When cooking with coconut oil, won’t the food taste like coconut, for example in scrambled eggs?
Yes, coconut oil can help with your cataracts and eye floaters. Consume the coconut oil maintenance dose of 3 to 3.5 tablespoons daily for an average-sized adult (150 pounds more or less), spread throughout the day.
Instead of applying the oil directly on your eyes, use coconut water instead. Put some “fresh” coconut water or juice into an eyedropper and apply several drops into each eye. Then, soak a washcloth in hot water, wring out the water, lie down, and place the washcloth over your eyes for about 10 minutes.
This is an effective traditional method here in the Philippines and I’ve seen it work. The exact reason why this works is not yet clear. Perhaps it’s the antioxidant properties of the coconut water that is at work here.
Cooking with Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) can make mild flavored foods such as eggs taste a little like coconut, but moderate flavored foods will completely mask the coconut taste. If you really don’t like the taste of coconuts but would like to reap its health benefits, then all you have to do is use refined coconut oil instead. Refined or coconut cooking oil is “scentless and tasteless.”
Hope this helps,