The world well knows the immune strengthening properties of unadulterated Mother’s milk. It is the first vaccination given to the infant that helps in fighting against various infection causing microbials. If there is anything that has the same antiviral properties as Breast milk, that is our unbleached and unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil extracted from coconuts the traditional way. It was once made in all homes in Kerala in ‘Urulis’ or bell metal vessels, where our mothers and grandmothers would toil for hours near the wood fired ovens to prepare it for the entire family. That explains its traditionally popular name ‘Urukku Velichenna’ or ‘Ventha Velichenna’ that means boiled Coconut oil. Seems like that aromatic fragrance of freshly boiled Coconut oil has reached up to the whole world around to unfold the wholesome goodness that Virgin Coconut Oil provides. Now it is being widely being recognized as the ‘Healthiest oil in the World’ and with studies unravelling its health potential, its demand and popularity is increasing in the functional food market also.
Different from Regular Coconut Oil
Regular coconut oil is made from dried coconut kernel called 'copra'. The copra is pressed, extracted oil is refined, decolourized and bleached. In this process all its natural values are taken away. Whereas, virgin coconut oil is extracted from the fresh milk of coconut and this maintains all the natural constituents, aroma, and antioxidants of the oil. Both have same energy content, but since normal coconut oil is hydrogenated, it may contain some trans-fat. That is why virgin coconut oil is considered healthier. It contains almost negligible amounts of trans fatty acids. Compared to the regular one, Virgin Coconut Oil is also tastier and exudes that tropical coconutty flavour.
Multiple Similarities with Breast milk
Virgin Coconut Oil and Mother’s milk share some common nutritional elements. Both of them contain the same group of Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA) namely Lauric acid, Caprylic acid and Capric acid and the most powerful of the three is Lauric Acid. It is most essential for boosting human immune system and that is why when a baby is born, he or she is exclusively breastfeed as it wards off any kind of microbial and viral infection that may affect the new-born. Coconut oil depends on the same group of MCFAs as well to annihilate a long list of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other harmful microorganisms.Lauric Acid is good not only for the babies but for grown-ups too and the ratio of lauric acid to other MCFAs in human milk is identical to that in coconut oil. So, consuming Virgin Coconut oil regularly is the best way to get them their daily dose of immune booster in its purest form as rather than the regular coconut oil, it is not bleached, refined or deodorized.
Plethora of Health Benefits
The merits of virgin coconut oil are numerous — it is a moisturiser, rich in antioxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. It has a unique taste and cologne which is heaped with a whopping amount of essential fatty acids and antioxidants. That is why ‘This liquid gold’ can provide you a host of medicinal and therapeutic properties. The bunch of its goodness that are applicable for overall healthcare is as mentioned below;
- Promotes Levels Of HDL Cholesterol: Consuming Virgin Coconut Oil improves the levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) which assists in promoting heart health.
- Aids Weight Loss: An increased metabolic rate is key to healthy weight management. By boosting body’s metabolic rate, coconut oil helps in losing weight and is beneficial in burning the adamant fat in the abdomen.
- Improves Dental Health: Use of oil pulling is potent against several dental problems such as plaque and halitosis. Furthermore, oil pulling using coconut oil can be very efficient in lowering plaque formation caused due to gingivitis
- For Improved Digestive Health: The essential fatty acids in coconut oil include lauric acid and monolaurin possesses strong antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties. These properties assist in managing various bacteria, fungi and parasites that cause several gut issues.
- Release Stress through Aroma Therapy: Pure virgin coconut oil used as a carrier for aromatherapy as it is very relaxing and eases stress. A gentle body or head massage with coconut oil helps ease of mental stress and fatigue.
Helps in Controlling Diabetes: Pure virgin coconut oil helps in stabilizing blood sugar spikes and promotes the secretion of insulin. It also stimulates the effective use of blood glucose which helps to manage diabetes.
The secret Beauty Potion
The hidden secret behind the long and silky mane of women in tropical coastal areas is the wonder of Virgin coconut oil. It helps in growing hair stronger and offers a sparkling shine to hair strands. Coconut oil is largely powerful in lowering protein loss which can lead to weaker hair quality. As it is having a low molecular weight, coconut oil can diffuse deep into the hair shaft and prevent hair damage. That is why it is extensively used as hair care oil in the production of several conditioners and dandruff –relief lotions. It is also an awesome conditioner and aids in regrowth of damaged hair. It also offers the essential proteins necessary for revamping and healing damaged hair. Apply it topically on your scalp, and give a proper massage to get stronger, frizz free and dandruff free hair. Virgin coconut oil is also abundant in Vitamin E and that makes it a remedy for many skin disorders such as eczema and dandruff. It suits amazingly well for all types of skin and Studies have found it to be super rich in powerful antibacterial, anti-aging, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. That is why this easy-to-lather natural oil is a primary component in soap making. You can use them as moisturisers as well as make-up removers and lip balms. With a gentle message using Virgin coconut Oil, marks, wrinkles and signs of ageing can be erased without any trace.
In Kerala, Virgin Coconut Oil is not only being used for skincare, especially that of babies and mothers during their post-partum period, but also as the base for many Ayurvedic preparation. Its incredible health benefitting traits have been mentioned in Ayurveda manuscripts Sushruta Samhita, around 2000 years back. According to Ayurveda, coconut oil is nourishing in nature, when consumed internally helps in enhancing strength and vitality. Traditional medicine hails external uses of coconut oil for healing wound and treating numerous skin woes. With several herbal medicines added to it, Virgin coconut oil is used chiefly externally and also internally for healing many health conditions. Its Ayurvedic Usages include;
- Abhyanga, The Self Massage: Massaging with Virgin coconut oil assists in improving blood circulation, lubricates the internal organs, joints and bones, improve quality of sleep, adds moisture and makes the skin supple and smooth.
- Gundusha, Oil Pulling: The age-old practice of oil pulling using Virgin coconut oil helps to combat harmful bacteria, reduces bad breath, prevent dental cavities and promotes gum health
- Nasya, Nasal Drops: Nasya therapy done with Virgin Coconut Oil helps to moisturise nasal massage, heal cracks in nostrils, cleanses sinuses, uplifts voice, vision and attention.
Ideal for Postpartum skincare & New-born Skin
Virgin coconut oil has long been a part of the skin care routine of infants and children in Kerala. Application of this oil reduces pregnancy scars and stretch marksand is also good for nursing mothers who develop cracked nipples. As it has zero side effects, mothers can still nurse the baby after applying it. It doesn’t irritate even the gentle skin of new-born babies, so they can be smothered with virgin coconut oil and given a good rub from head to toe. Unlike the other mineral oils available in the market, 100% natural Virgin coconut Oil is free from any toxic materials and is even better than them.
Presenting the Time-tested Goodness with Purity Ensured
The deciding factor about the quality of Virgin coconut Oil is its purity and how authentically it is made. India’s best quality Virgin coconut oil is produced in the shores of ‘Kerala’ which etymologically translates to the Land of Coconuts. The elder women in each family knew the technique of picking matured coconuts and making thick coconut milk out of them. They take only the first extracted milk and heat it over low heat till the oil separates. The remaining liquid when strained looks water-clear, smells divine and locks in it the amazing nutrient qualities of coconut that stay the same for eons. Following exactly the same recipe is Law India presenting its Best Quality Hot-Pressed Coconut Oil extracted from finest quality organically grown coconuts. The product packaged in good quality glass bottles ensures that it remains as pure as it is made. Whether you use it for cooking, baking, massaging or beauty treatments, Law India Virgin Coconut Oil suits the purpose as an all-Purpose essential oil. It is completely Vegan, 100% trans-fat free and hand-made in small batches by a group of Home Chefs in Kerala at our hygienic production unit in Trivandrum.
This all-time favourite of Grandmothers has now become a huge hit among health-conscious youth also. Owe to its new found popularity, more and more brands selling Virgin Coconut oil are coming up but only Law India ensures uncompromised clarity that becomes its hallmark. Please visit our physical store in Trivandrum or log on to our exclusive online Shopping platform weaveskart.com, to purchase and feel for yourself the magic of Hot pressed Virgin Coconut Oil. It is also available in popular online shopping platforms like www.amazon.in or www.flipkart.com