The magic in the Palm Tree begins in the rich oil found inside the mature Coconut. The presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid make Coconut Oil one of the healthiest oils your body can consume. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and bacteria causing diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia. A testament to the benefits of Coconut Oil can be seen in the fact that the traditional Indian system known as Ayurveda, heavily factored themselves with Coconut Oils. Some research has indicated that a treatment of ingesting Coconut Oil daily can even cure some forms of Cancer! Most if not all of the benefits of Coconut Oil can be found in other coconut related products such as Coconut Milk (which coincidentally has the same composition as human breast milk!) aa well as Coconut Spread.