7. Treat sore throat
If you are suffering from a sore throat, your first instinct will probably be to reach for painkillers, but coconut oil can offer a natural remedy to this problem. Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce swelling and irritation in the throat.
It can also be helpful if your mouth feels dry, as it offers extra lubrication. The best way to consume it is to drink a glass of water, then take a spoonful of coconut oil straight afterwards, which will help to keep moisture in your throat. This should help to ease the pain of a sore throat.