Palm Oils, Breast Milk Share Potent Antimicrobial Compounds

Coconuts, like the human breast, produce medium-chain fatty acids, which have strong antimicrobial properties. Monolaurin, a monoglyceride of lauric acid, one of the key fatty acids in coconuts, is proving effective as a treatment for Staphylococcal and Streptococcal infections. It also appears to work against pathogenic fungi and some viruses as well.

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