Coconut oil for shingles? The antiviral properties of coconut oil, capable of killing even the terrible HIV virus (AIDS), will aid in your battle against shingles.
Characterized by skin eruptions and pain along the course of involved sensory nerves, shingles is a disease caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV).
VZV is closely related to the Herpes Simplex Viruses (HSV), which happens to be one of the various pathogenic organisms that are inactivated by Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA).
The predominant fat molecules found in the unique oil of the coconut, these relatively rare MCFAs kill a long list of viruses, including bacteria, fungi, parasites, etc.