Virgin coconut oil is used for many skin disorders. It is considered one of the best skin beautifiers and healers available today. Latest research on virgin coconut oil shows that it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and skin penetrating properties, which are essential qualities in speed healing superficial and deep second degree burns.
What Is a Burn?
Burns are defined as tissue damage caused by a variety of agents such as chemicals, heat, sunlight, electricity and radiation. Two million people around the world are treated for burn injuries every year. The most common treatments for burns are topical ointments and creams rubbed on the burn directly.
Virgin Coconut Oil and the Treatment of Burns
Virgin coconut oil is used as a topical treatment for burns in most of the countries where coconut is cultivated. It is a major treatment method in the "Ayurveda" medical profession, which is a herbal based facility of medicine, based in India and most of the eastern countries.
Virgin coconut oil has many properties that are highly beneficial to the human body and especially the skin. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic (enhancing the immune system), anti-oxidant (helping to prevent free radical damage, which causes aging), anti-parasitic, infection fighting, non-toxic to humans and don't contain any harmful side effects. All these properties are helpful to heal many disorders in the human skin; especially burns and burnt scars.
Method for Healing Burns
The method of healing burns with virgin coconut oil is to first submerse the burn in running water for 5-10 minutes. Cold water is the best to soothe the pain associated with the burn. The severe pain arises due to the nerves being exposed to air. After the wound is dry, apply virgin coconut oil on it thoroughly. This should be continued at regular intervals so that the burnt wound is kept soaked in virgin coconut oil always. Continuing with this treatment for a few days will heal the burn completely without leaving any scars on the skin.