Coconut Oil for Candida

by Ann
(Maryland, U.S.A.)

I’d like to mouth rinse with coconut oil for oral thrush but I cannot digest oil. Will it get into my digestive system if I don’t swallow? Also, can it be used inside for vaginal thrush?

Hi Ann,

No, coconut oil will not get into your digestive system if you don’t swallow it. But just so you know, coconut oil is a “digestive system-friendly” dietary fat. How do I know this? Well, that’s because coconut oil is mainly made up of Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA).

Unlike almost all other dietary fats and oils out there, MCFA-rich coconut oil goes straight to your liver to help stimulate metabolism. It doesn’t need digestive enzymes or bile to be digested. Because it’s so easy to digest, coconut oil is essentially Pro-Energy, not Pro-Fat.

Yes, it can be used inside for vaginal thrush. MCFAs plentifully found in coconut oil possess powerful antifungal properties that can kill the Candida albicans yeast germ which causes 80-90 percent of vaginal yeast infections.