Pacific Island Doctor Advocates Coconut Oil for Management of Chicken Pox, Shingles, and Cold Sores.


Pacific Island doctor advocates coconut oil for management of chicken pox, shingles, and cold sores.

Dr Malama Laura Tafuna’i*


This article was written by Dr. Malama Laura Tafuna’I during 2011, where she shared her perspective when she was practicing as junior doctor in Samoa and New Zealand.  

She mentioned that throughout her training as a medical student, she was taught the harmful nature of coconut oil, its cholesterol raising effects and subsequent cardiovascular risk. When she started learning more about the potential benefits of coconut and coconut oil, she came to know the true nature... read more

Indonesian President Launches Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Product as Potential Antivirus Against Covid-19


Manado, North Sulawesi - In coincidence with the National Awakening Day on Wednesday 20 May 2020, Indonesian President His Execellency Joko Widodo launched 55 organic virgin coconut oil (VCO) related products expected to have potential roles in the fight against Covid-19. The launching ceremony was held through a video conference in which the president, vice president who were in Jakarta spoke to several researchers of the Sam Ratulangi University in Manado, North Sulawesi. The 55 VCO products were selected by the Ministry of Research and Technology from over 5,000 research proposals. President Joko Widodo said that he was proud of the researchers... read more

R & D on Virgin Coconut Oil as Food Supplement for COVID-19 Patients Gets Approval in Philippines


MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines has got an Ethics Committee approval for a study on the efficacy of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as a food supplement to help fight against corona virus 2019 (COVID-19).

Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said that the approval given by the Ethics Committee convened by the DOST, Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) paved the way for the first stage to conduct three parallel VCO studies by the agency.

“We can now proceed with the organizational aspects, including the randomized selection of patients who... read more