How to Use Coconut Oil for Mono

| Modified: Jul 17, 2018
Raw and organic coconut oil is an amazing natural remedy for mono. Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids like lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. The antiviral properties of coconut oil are attributed to these acids.

When fighting a virus, 1-3 teaspoons coconut oil are taken three times a day. Because the fat content and consistency of coconut oil does not agree with everyone, it is best to start with 1 teaspoon and see how that suits your system, unless your body is already used to taking larger amounts of coconut oil.

While many take coconut oil right off the spoon, it can be spread on toast or crackers or melted into tea, oatmeal or soup.

Continue reading to see how our readers have used coconut oil to treat the mono virus.



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Posted by Scott (Hastings, Nebraska) on 11/18/2016 2 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Well, I am finally going to take a few minutes to talk about my 18 year old son and his experience with mono and coconut oil. He complained of a sore throat for a week or so and we took him to the Dr. a few days later. He looked at his throat and thought it was allergy related and gave him some steroid nasal spray. It was track season and he competed that Friday and felt so so. By Sunday morning his throat hurt so bad he could barely swallow. The Dr. on call assumed it was strep and prescribed an anti-biotic. Two days later and no better. After three days they agreed to see him again. The Dr. looked at his throat again and said, "Wow, that's not the same throat I saw a week ago." He did a mono test and it came back positive. He had been running a low to moderate fever for several days as well. At that point he only had a few weeks of school and track left. District track was only three weeks away. I'm not sure who was more disappointed, him or me. :( Well, we left the Dr. office figuring his senior track season was over and doubted he would be able to give his graduation speech in two weeks.

Later that afternoon I went online and typed in "mono cures" not really expecting to find anything besides people trying to sell you something. That is when I found this site!!!!!!!! I read about people using coconut oil and vitamin C to cure mono in a few days. I thought, sure whatever but had nothing to lose. I went to our local grocery store and found some cold pressed coconut oil and took it home. When I got home he was lying on the couch spitting into an ice cream bucket because it hurt so bad to swallow. His throat was coated with nasty white stuff and his glands were huge. I was telling him about the coconut oil and he said he would try anything.

My wife mixed up a heaping tablespoon in some hot chocolate and he drank it and went to bed. I went to work the next day and got home around 5:00. He was sitting on the couch playing his guitar. I said, "Why aren't you in bed?" He said he felt much better and wasn't really that tired. At that point he had taken the CO for breakfast and lunch. Later that evening he had his fourth dose and before he went to bed my wife looked at his throat, "Oh my gosh, his throat is almost normal." His temperature was also normal. This was after taking four tablespoons of CO in a 24 hour period. He wanted to go to school the next day but I wouldn't let him. He went back on Monday and went the full day, he also did a light track work out and had a meeting after that. He continued going to school and didn't miss another day.

Now I hate to brag but this whole thing is so amazing I simply have to tell you about the rest of his track season. Two weeks later he participated in the district track meet winning the high jump, the 110 high hurdles, and the 300 intermediate hurdles. It was truly an amazing day. A week later he participated in the state track meet jumping 6'4" for a 6th place finish, Running 14.75 in the 110 meter hurdles for the third fastest time in the state and running the 2nd fastest time in the class B 300 meter hurdles. This was done by a kid laying on the couch spitting into an ice cream bucket four weeks earlier with gross stuff in his throat and huge swollen glands. I tend to be quite skeptical when I read stories like this, but I can assure you it is the absolute truth. I can't tell you how thankful I am to those of you who took the time to post on this site.

Scott E.

Replied by Pmsmom
Nebraska
11/19/2016

So thrilled you posted this, Scott! I tell your son's story often! (We attend the same church) And I use this website all the time now, Thanks for telling me about Earth Clinic! I am hopeful to get help here as well!

Have a Great Thanksgiving! Patti S

Replied by Scott
Hastings, Nebraska
11/20/2016
2 posts

Hope you get help as well! Thanks for spreading the word so others can be helped, too. We thank God for answered prayer for J.T. not suffering long before we found out about this help. We are so thankful that the end of his senior year was not stolen from him. We know other's who were affected for many months. :(


Posted by Mom Looking For A Cure! (Texas) on 08/04/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My son was diagnosed with mono this past Saturday. It was a devastating blow because he is getting ready to start his freshman year in college, joined his colleges Corp of Cadets and a member of the marching band. We had no idea how he was going to keep up, especially knowing the typical recovery time with mono. For a couple of days he complained of a sore throat, headache and being tired. By Monday, he had lost his appetite. By Tuesday, he was dehydrated (we had been forcing water down him constantly too until this day), his headache was so bad he was in tears, and he couldn't bare to swallow so eating wasn't going to happen, he lost 8 lbs and was sleeping 18+ hours a day. We took him back to the doctor and came home with 3 antibiotics. He continued to get worse through out the day. I felt so helpless and began looking up remedies online when I came across this post. After reading the reviews, I took off to the store for my own jar of virgin coconut oil.

Tuesday night, I mixed 2TBS of CO in hot sweet tea. Within 30 minutes, he said his throat felt better.

Wednesday - Breakfast- 2TBS of CO. When I came home at lunch, he was in the living room playing video games....1st time he had been awake at lunch time all week!! Said his throat was better and no headache, but he was still tired.

Lunch- 2 TBS of CO. After work, he reported he had no naps all day, throat still better and not as tired. He sat in the kitchen while his dad made dinner and stayed up late to watch TV that evening (2 more first for the week). We gave his another round of CO that night before bed too.

Thursday - he took another round of CO at breakfast.

After 10 TBS of CO (5 doses of 2TBS) he is back to his usual self!! I will continue having him take it for a few more days but I honestly cannot believe this is the same kid I was rushing to the doctor just 48 hours ago!! Thank you all for your posts and help! I am a believer in the healing benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil.

One thing I would change....do not take more than 2 doses (4TBS) a day. He did complain of stomach problems after receiving 3 doses in one day. Now, the whole family is taking CO at least once a day!

Replied by Donna
Alabama
08/06/2016

This is a amazing. I'm so happy for you and your son. I use CO for tooth problems, and it really works. I have avoided many dental bills. It's nice to know it also worked in your situation. Did you just mix the CO in hot tea, with nothing else?

Replied by Vibegirl
Buffalo, Ny
08/08/2016
14 posts

Hi Donna

Just wanted to know what types of tooth issues you've had good results with when using the coconut oil? I use it too but not as consistent as I'd like.. If you have time to share-feel free :)

Thanks, Vibegirl


Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, US) on 09/26/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Three years ago my son, who was then 17, was very, very sick. His tonsils were swollen and had pus on them. I took him to the doctor and he tested him for mono, and the test was positive. I had been doing many, many things to try and fight whatever it was. At some point, I read here at Earth Clinic about using Coconut Oil (Extra Virgin) for mono. I started giving him 1 Tablespoon 3 times a day. In 36 hours he was much, much better. He had been on the couch or in bed for weeks and I know the turn around was the coconut oil!

So, my family recently had a bad respiratory virus. A different teenage son was mostly over the respiratory symptoms but was not getting better. He slept all the time and had no energy at all. He acted just like my other son had when he had mono. I don't quite know how mono works. Some say you can get it again. Some say you can get a flare up after being sick with something else. I really think it was mono. I started him on coconut oil. After the first dose (1 Tablespoon) he started to feel better. After 24 hours he was a lot better. In three days he was about back to normal.

My respect for coconut oil has sky rocketed. I am fascinated that it would help so much.

When I began to suspect mono, I started giving him Liposomal C, also. (He was also nebulizing hydrogen peroxide, taking Elderberry Syrup etc.)

Hopefully I will remember coconut oil more quickly when any virus hits our family. It is worth a try for sure!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas
09/26/2014

Mama, your kids are lucky to have you for a mom. I always enjoy your posts and learn something from them.

Replied by Samantha
Steubenville Ohio
02/12/2016

So you just made your son eat a tablespoon of coconut oil three times a day? I have mono and I don't want to suffer with it for long, if this truly helps I want to be sure I do it right.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
02/12/2016

Yes. I gave him 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on a spoon three times a day.

I have another son that seems to get mono symptoms (I think a flare up since having it the first time.) He willingly takes the Coconut Oil because he knows he always feels so much better in a day or so.

If the taste bothers you, you can try it on toast or mixed in oatmeal or something.

Let me know if it works as well for you - I am hopeful that it will!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Angela
Nc
07/09/2018

Dear Mamma To Many,

I have a son diagnosed with mono and he is very sick. I want him to try the coconut oil but, how do you handle possible stomach upset?

Thank you in advance for your help.


Posted by Mountainespresso (Denver, Colorado) on 09/22/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Since 9/17/2013, I've noticed that the lymph nodes in my neck are swollen, in addition to fatigue that stays with me throughout the day. My spleen is also slightly swollen. From talking to friends and co-workers, I concluded that I have a mild case of mono - nothing I can't handle, but also not ideal for a working college student. I stumbled upon this amazing website, with the list of mono cures, last night at 9:30 PM, so I ran to my local health food store to get some extra virgin, unrefined, organic coconut oil. All I can say is wow! After 2 tablespoons and a good night's rest, followed by 2 more tablespoons this morning, the fatigue is gone. My guess is that I'll keep improving. Thank you, and if you are in my situation as well, try coconut oil! You won't regret it.


Posted by Jen (Tennessee) on 08/16/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I wanted to share a quick note to tell everyone how much coconut oil helped me after a diagnosis of mono. After 5 weeks I was still so achy and tired and was having a hard time taking care of my very busy 18 month old daughter. I looked up home remedies for mono and came across coconut oil. I went out to the store the next morning and within 36 hours I felt like myself again. It was miraculous! I am a believer!

Replied by Mc2013
Indiana
10/03/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut Oil works but you must get extra virgin Coconut Oil. Take two large tablespoons a day. I am on by second bout with mono and my cure is always the same. Two tablespoons of Coconut Oil, Two teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 teaspoons of extra virgin Olive Oil (Which is better than Tylenol). Mono is very hard to deal with, but honestly homeopathic cures are the way to deal with it. The doctors won't do anything but send you home and tell you to rest and drink fluids. The first time I had mono I did this and got over it in 5 days. I also take 1000mg of Vitamin C every 2 to 3 hours, a multivitamin, two 900 miligrams of Omega 3 and Vitamin D3.

Don't suffer if you don't have to. Believe me as soon as I got diagnosed a second time this was my go to cure and it works.


Posted by Buyfind9 (Croton, Ny) on 08/03/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut Oil for Mono

this really works. After reading this website and having a very sick kid at home with mono and strep I decided I had nothing to loose. after only one dose of the coconut oil the next morning my son woke up and said he was hungry and felt better. That was after not having any solid food for days. I know he was on other medication as well but I believe this made the difference. Day two of the coconut oil and large doses of vitamin C he is up and about and said I feel "fine". now again, he has had antibiotic and steroids but was still not turning the corner. it was not until the coconut oil and the vitamins. This stuff has helped. I hope it does the same for you all.

Replied by Jjj
South Jordan, Ut
11/30/2015

In addition to killing the bad bacteria, antibiotics also kill the good bacteria (in the gut), which is the body's first line of defense against sickness. Being on certain antibiotics while infected with mono can also cause a nasty looking rash on the body. It's always good to take probiotics when on an antibiotic. Probiotics can help to replace some of the good bacteria. They should not be taken at the same time as the antibiotics. I would take probiotics one hour before or two hours after the antibiotics. Antibiotics were obviously used by the doctor for the strep, but not sure why they gave a steroid. Steroids shut down the immune system, which is not good if you have an infection of any kind.

My sister had her boy on steroids (for something non-related to mono) and the doctor said not to let him be around anyone who was sick because "steroids shut down the immune system". It's no wonder your child got so sick being on antibiotics and steroids. The doctor should have known better. I'm glad the coconut oil worked so well for your child. Garlic and elderberry seem to help a lot for me, too, for any virus. I will also try coconut oil on my son who recently contracted mono. Thank you for your story.


Posted by Jmsteffler (Airdrie, Ab, Canada) on 02/18/2013
5 out of 5 stars

My 14 year old daughter had mono and I felt so bad for her; there was nothing I could give her to relieve her throat pain. As with a lot of posts on this, her throat was swollen to the point of almost not being able to breathe. She laid up at night crying from the pain... I felt awful and tried everything. The Dr finally prescribed something; I forget what, and she was told it would start taking effect in 3-4 days. That wasn't good enough for me. So I Googled "home remedies" and came upon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I bought a jar, and made her take 2 tbsp a day. She didn't mind the taste but very much disliked the texture. I tried it a few ways with her.

1) I gave it to her in hot chocolate, melted. This was the best way for her to take it.
2) I mixed it with cinnamon and mashed it all up and called it "cinnamon spread". I initially had her take it in little bites off the spoon, and as she got better, I spread it on toast.
3) I applied a small amount, topically on her neck at bedtime.

I did this for 3 days, each day lending a little more improvement. After the 4th day, she said her throat didn't hurt, and she was back to her bubbly-self. I made her continue to take it for 7 days, much to her refusal, but I wanted to be sure. After that was completed, I took her back to the Dr and had her re-tested. Her mono test was negative and her Dr was very surprised, as he told her she could be sick with this for up to 3 months. 2 weeks between when she tested positive for mono until she had a clean bill of health. This stuff works! Watching her cry from the pain of swallowing the smallest bit of water and thinking there is nothing you can do is a horrible feeling. I have told many people about this and continue to use it regularly. I love this stuff.

Replied by Michelle
Cincinnati, Oh
03/18/2013

To help coconut oil be more palatable to a child, spread it on top of a saltine cracker which has Nutella on it. It'll taste like an almond joy cookie!!! We sometimes make "Reese's sandwiches" with whole wheat bread, peanut butter and nutella, you could easily slip coconut oil into that too.


Posted by Megan (Golden, Colorado) on 07/24/2012

I am 19 years old and right now I am still awake at 2:30 in the morning. For I have had mono for the past two weeks and feel like my throat is on fire. So I've resorted to spitting in a bottle so I can avoid even swallowing. I haven't tried the Coconut Oil yet but thank you for all the advice! I feel like I can actually do something other than deal with the excruciating pain!!! I hope it works!

Replied by Autumn
Pittsburgh, Pa
11/12/2012

This past weekend I felt like death. I slept from 6:45 Friday night until 9:00 Saturday morning, got up for an hour, and felt like I hadn't slept all night. I took some of the suggestions here and went to the health food store to get Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and a high dose of Vitamin C - 1,000 mg. I took 2 Vitamin Cs and 2 tsps. of coconut oil with 1 tsp. of honey in water yesterday afternoon and then again this morning. It is miraculous because I have really been struggling for the last 7 months with mono like symptoms on and off and have not been able to kick this. Just when I think I'm getting better after a month of feeling very sick, an infection comes back. There is no doubt that these remedies, in combination, have been tremendously helpful. I was able to make dinner tonight for the first time in a few weeks.

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
11/13/2012
2115 posts

Autumn: There are a number of ways to boost the immunity and cure chronic infections like Mono. Stimulating the Thymus Gland is very important. I have posted a comprehensive method for strengthening the Thymus here on E.C. somewhere (sorry, don't have the link).

The Zinc/Vit-A combination would also provide long-term immune building power. The Chinese herb Astragalus is a very good immune herb (a favorite of Dr. Weil). Quality protein in the diet is critical as evidenced by vegetarian's immune deficiencies. The amino acid Lysine is good for inhibiting viral infections.


Posted by Mono Mom (Kelowna, Bc, Canada, Canada) on 12/24/2011
1 out of 5 stars

I am writing after being very disappointed in coconut oil for relief of mono swelling and sore throat! After reading all the "miracles" I ran out to get the virgin coconut pills and the oil itself. My son has been battling mono for the last 3 weeks. Every week the swelling of lymph nodes and tonsils worsened. I started the pills twice a day(5) second week along with tea with Tablespoon of the coconut oil and continued into 3rd week when he just kept getting worse and ended up in hospital as the swelling worsened and he couldn't swallow anything, not even his own spit! I am not a believer in the coconut oil! Sorry didn't work for this Canadian!

Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa - Usa
12/25/2011

Pills? Coconut oil Pills?

I take EVCO out of a jar, with a TABLE spoon. I can't imagine being able to put enough in a pill to be effective when I am taking a couple of tablespoons a day of it. This would mean a literal handfull of pills.

I believe that your son was not getting the correct dose of extra virgin coconut oil, or was getting an inferior product.

I had mono as a teenager, and know how miserable it is. My heart goes out to you. I hope your son is doing better now.

PS: I do know that when you have mono you don't even wake up enough to eat.... Let alone take in fluids. It is important to wake up the sick person, and MAKE them take in some nutrition. Hydration is so very important. Being dehydrated all by itself will land you in the hospital with an IV in your arm.

Replied by Mono Mom
Kelowna, Canada
01/16/2012
1 out of 5 stars

EVCO comes in pill form also, I doubled the dose, he was getting 10 pills a day. Plus 1 Tbsp. Of EVCO in every cup of tea I could get into him beginning it was 2-4 cups a day! It didn't work, product was from a natural, organic store, one of their best products(as they told me) was not worth the $$ I spent. Sorry still not a believer! I am a registered nurse so I know the importance of hydration, he did not have the tiredness at this stage of his mono, so he was always awake and always in pain with swollen tonsils.

Replied by Tammy
Half Moon Bay, California
02/01/2012
5 out of 5 stars

It works! My 19 year old son has mono, he could hardly breath, so very sick. I steeped some tea, added two tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of honey and had him drink this, once in the am and at pm. He was able to sleep and was eating and drinking the next morning. He couldn't believe how much better he felt, he said he felt 300 percent better. I'm a believer!

Replied by Sarahtolson
San Diego, Ca
02/16/2012

It may be that your son contracted Strep with his bout with Mono. One can bring on the other, and with strep, while coconut oil would help a little, it would take an enormous amount to kill the infection. Strep needs natural antibiotics like oil of oregano, or Grapeseed Extract. I'm sorry he was so sick. :(

I had Mono when I was in college, and had no idea about natural remedies. It took me 5 weeks to recover. I am in my mid-thirties, and still can get run down with mono like symptoms or strep, if I'm not careful.

Replied by Kayvon
Oklahoma City, Ok, Usa
02/21/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil works WONDERS! Not only does it contain monolaurin which is a natural immune-boosting powerhouse, it taste delicious and can be used on just about everything.

I have concoted a drink that will completely soothe & heal your throat within a matter of days. Take about 6-8 oz of hot, purified water and mix in 2 tablespoons of elderberry concentrate and 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Drink it hot, and within 3 days your throat will be back to normal.

Replied by Mark
Hagerstown, Md
05/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter had contracted Mono over the weekend and was very tired and sick. I used two teaspoons coconut oil, one teaspoon of local MD honey and hot tea. She sipped it until gone for about 30 minutes and finally fell asleep for about an hour. She started feeling better when she awoke including regaining her appetite. This remedy does work! Thank all you for your comments and suggestions. Though this may not help everyone it does indeed help some. Good luck.

Replied by Coconut Oil Advocate
Austin Tx, Tx
07/14/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil helped my son. He was miserable yesterday. Today after taking coconut oil and also colloidal silver, gargling, neti pot, facial steams (we hit this one from all angles) he is remarkably if not miraculously better.

Replied by Brian
San Luis Obispo, Ca
07/15/2012

What type of coconut oil did you use? I was diagnosed with mono last night and this is day 6 now. I have a severe sore throat and my tonsils are covered in white. I was looking around and found spectrum organic coconut oil.

Replied by Anne-kristine
Connecticut, US
05/21/2014

We drink sorrel (hybiscus) tea or we drink it cold. Hybiscus tea is a great immune booster, and it tastes great too.

Boil a huge chunk of ginger root (smashed with a rolling pin) for 30 minutes.

Next, pour in one bag of dried "sorrel", usually at a Jamaican or health food store.

Remove from the heat, cover, let it steep for a couple hours, and then add honey to your taste. You will have to strain it through a cheese cloth into containers.

We have been drinking this for decades, and a month ago, Dr. Oz spoke of hybiscus tea. The ginger alone, is wonderful for your stomach

Dr. Oz also had a "gargle-potion", for sore throats: 2 TBSP water, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 TBSP honey, and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar. Mix it up, and gargle.


Posted by Queendom (Birmingham, Alabama) on 12/08/2011
4 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil does help with Mono!! My husband was spitting to keep from swallowing! He was in that much pain! But after giving him a 1000mg of vitamin C 5x a day and a tablespoon of coconut oil, he was up laughing and joking. I went to our local herb shop and they recommended 5000mg of vitamin C for his energy. The combo of both has improved his condition. Now he still is running a high fever but the CO does offer him GREAT relief.

Replied by Izzysay
Houston, Tx
09/21/2012

I tried Coconut oil mixed with ACV with a warm cup of water, and I felt a lot better. (It was really gross though) I was sick for a week with mono and the first days are just dreadful! I have to say home remedies are the only way to end it fast along with plenty of rest. I took a week off of work and school and now feeling almost 100% I drank warm home squeezed orange juice 1-2 times a day. My doctor had prescribed me a magic mouth wash as well and that numb my throat which helped with the swollen. Thanks everyone for sharing their remedies, really does help!!


Posted by Richard (Greenville, S.c.) on 10/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

10/23/11 my 18 yr. old daughter was diagnosed with mono. She was hardly able to sleep, her throat was on fire, she was having considerable difficulty breathing, her face was swollen. I read about the benefits of coconut oil on 10/23/11 and went straight to the health food store and purchased some. I gave my daughter one tablespoon of CO in a cup of hot tea, two times before she went to bed.

The results were dramatic. She slept through the night, her sore throat was gone in the morning, her breathing returned to normal, she began to get her voice back. Two days later now she continues to dramatically improve. She feels really good. I am very thankful for the info on the merits of coconut oil.


Posted by Vivica (Phoenix, Az) on 06/07/2011
5 out of 5 stars

i have been miserable for 2 days, can't swallow and my lymph nodes are swollen in my neck. I checked this forum and went and got some organic coconut oil. I melted a teaspoonful in a cup of hot tea and I felt IMMEDIATE relief. Thank you all so much! I will make sure and take the 4 teaspoons a day recommended :-)

Replied by Amung
Nashville, Tn
07/24/2011

23july2011 -

i really hope the coconut oil works. I purchased a jar today. it's crazy expensive.

I've been sick for five weeks (i had strep first), then tested positive for mono. It's insane how sick you get with this stupid virus.

my recipe is two teaspoons of coconut oil. One teaspoon of honey. Three ounces blue gatorade. mix the honey and coconut oil together. Melt for about 15/20 seconds. Mix in the gatorade. Drink immediately. (tastes like a margarita).

the coconut oil will soldify quickly, so drink fast if you using a cold beverage.

I'll repost if it does work and I'll repost if it doesn't work.

Replied by Catsass
Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
09/05/2011

So? Did it work or not? My son thinks he has mono.

Replied by Joe
Blackwood, Nj
09/07/2011

Almost three weeks ago my daughter started to not feel very well. Headaches, sore throat, congestion, body aches, fatigue, etc. We went to the doctors, and the diagnosis was a sinus infection. Augmenten was prescribed. Ten days went by and several trips back to the doctors and no relief for my daughter. Finally the doctor ordered a blood test, and it came back positive for mono. They said there was nothing we can give her for mono it just has to run its course, and it could be 4 to 6 weeks or more before she feels ok.

She has taken virgin coconut oil for approx. 4 days. Twice daily along with some vitamin c. Her turn around is nothing short of remarkable. We've read and heard horror stories associated with mono. Months and months of lingering sickness. Thanks to this site and VCO, my daughter will be back to school next week. We are believers. I am sure results vary for each individual but, definitely worth a try.

Replied by Tracey
Warren, Mi
08/22/2012

Thank you so much for the Coconut Oil drink mix! My daughter is 16 and has been fighting a virus for over a month. They tested her for Strep and Mono, both came up negative in July. Last week Mono came back positive. The steroids were not working after 3 days, I took her back in and they gave her 2 shots of steroids and advised to continue Motrin every 6 hours. The next day I found this drink mix and gave it to her last night. She woke up feeling the best in a while, more energy, her throat wasn't hurting as much. She still has 1 more day of steroids. At first she didn't want to drink it, then changed her mind. She even makes this drink herself! We know this isn't an overnight cure, but if it cuts the healing time in 1/2; I'm happy about that! I plan on giving her this for a few weeks until she is fully recovered. Thank you so much! I can't believe all the many uses for coconut oil :0)


Posted by Cst5027 (West Chester, Pa) on 11/27/2010
4 out of 5 stars

I have had Mono for about two months. The doctor told me 10 days ago, that I was on the Tail End of the illness and that it should end within 2 weeks. So basically he says I have 4 days left. IDK how the hell he would know how long I have, but I got Coconut Oil yesterday took 4 in morning, 4 at night, and I feel a little better today, not cured, but a little better, the only thing im battling now is the fatigue, nothing else... Should I trust the coconut oil?

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, Usa
11/29/2010
120 posts

Read the information listed in remedies about coconut oil, it is very informative, and yes it will help give you strength, it would help if you ate at least 3-4 tablespoons a day with your food. Merryanne of Central FL

Replied by Anita
Victoria, Australia
11/29/2010

Yes, you can completely trust Coconut Oil. It's antifungal, antibacterial, etc. Will fix everything. Take internally & mix in your food, as well as externally/topically on your skin.

Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, Usa
12/01/2010
120 posts

I also enjoy the benefits of coconut oil. I am nearly 64 YO, and I use it for all my cooking, for my body moisturizer, my hand cream, my face cream, I have only been using it about 6 months and my cousin who is about 3 years older than me told me I look 5 years younger, and asked if that is why my hands look so so smooth, and my face is fresh and radiant?? You cannot buy anything on the market better for your total body's skin care than coconut oil. Now I do take minerals and vitamins, but I always have, but I have seen many changes in my skin and weight loss with VCO. Merryanne in FL

Replied by Wanda
Oakhurst, Nj
03/27/2011

Should the VCO be melted before mixing into applesauce?

Replied by Robert
Birmingham, Michigan
08/06/2011

I just came down with Mono 5 days ago. The doctors said there was nothing I could do but be patient, and get lots of rest. I am so happy I found this website. I went out this morning, and bought Coconut oil, and Apple Cider Vinegar. I hope it works. Thanks for all the post.

Replied by Michelle
Lake Worth, Fl
08/30/2011

please advise updates if the Virgin Coconut Oil works?

thanks


Posted by Heather (Hibbing, Mn) on 11/04/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter became sick and diagnosed with mono, after being told that fluids, rest and crossing your fingers that she may feel normal in three months, I did some research on line and started reading about coconut oil! After three days of taking it she was like new. No more high fevers, swollen eyelids, swollen glands in her throat, no more excessive sleepiness. She went back to school, only missed five days total, and back to work also! She has never had a relapse even after being done taking the tablets for a month, has been healthy ever since!! Coconut oil is a miracle as far as I'm concerned! I will use it for other illnesses also. Thank you for all the great information!!

Replied by Kms
Shreveport, La
11/22/2010

Hi, my daughter was recently diagonsed with mono. Will you give me the exact dosage of coconut oil you used for your daughter? As you may know, my child is in so much pain.

Replied by Katie
Mpls, Mn
11/30/2010

Hello, I was diagnosed with Mono about a little over 4 weeks ago now, and was given nothing to help with it. I was told to get sleep and drink lots of water, I am still suffering being tired, all the time and the very large tonsils, and that kills me especially when I am trying to sleep, I feel like they are caving in, and can't breath. But really they are not, (I'm just thinking about it way too much) but I want to get rid of that! I never get sick , so this is horrible for me. Where do I purchase this coconut oil? and how much do I take?!

Replied by Michelle
Praireville, La
01/10/2011

hi my lil girl is 4 and I just found out she has mono. I also have 3 other kids I am so worried about them geting it also Anyway at first her throat was sore and I went to the health food store and got elderberry chews silver shield and vs-c it did help with her throat and she isnt that bad sick as what every has said. She just sleeps alot but she has only had it a week. Any info would be welcomed by the way how is your child doing? I am so freaked out about this. Is it as bad as every one says thanks god bless!!!!

Replied by Msmom11
San Antonio, Texas, United States
05/02/2011

Have you tried the coconut oil? I am willing to give it a try on my adolescent daughter who is on her second case of mono.... In 15 months. Three years ago, another daughter of mine was the first to get mono while she was in the 2nd grade. Her case was milder than my teenage daughter who has had a very rough recovery since being diagnosed the first time in Jan 2010. I am trying to boost her immune system. I wish an easy recovery for you and your family as it impacts the entire family.

Replied by Jordan
Wellington, New Zealand
07/23/2012

Hi, I'm 19 and have glandular fever, as I havn't been able to do much else I have spent a lot of time researching. Please do not worry about your younger children as from what I have read in various places it generally only affects teenagers and young adults severly, for young children and elderly it generally just presents as flu like symptoms and is usually gone in 1-2 weeks. Interestingly many state the reason for the rising rate of teenagers and young adults contracting this illness in its debilitating form is due to rising health standards and protection of young children which means people are not catching the illness as small children when it would only have mild effects. So it appears that it is a good thing for younger children to catch it as this then gives them some imunity from it when they are older. I myself am in the 3rd week of my illness and after being very very ill for 1 week in hospital, I have now made a rapid recovery through using Apple Cider Vinegar, vitamin C, homeopathic remedies and a herbal mixture that includes herbs such as echinacea and olive leaf extract, once I have finished this course of immune boosting remedies I intend to move on to remedies focussing on energy and liver support (as mine was severly affected and I became jaudiced for 3 days).

Replied by Sara
California
05/28/2017

Monolaurin and lauricidin supplements work great for Mono.


Posted by Ohnalee (Suttons Bay, Michigan) on 09/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Our 19 year old daughter was diagnosed with mono through blood testing on Monday. At this point, she had all the classic symptoms along with severe swollen tonsils and glands and a sinus infection, which the doctor was wanting to utilize an antibiotic to treat.

After much research and reading testimonies of those who have used coconut oil successfully for treatment, we decided to try this option and postpone the use of the antibiotic. Coconut oil pills were not available at our local health store so we purchased organic virgin coconut oil (VCO), unrefined. Beginning on Tuesday, we mixed 1 1/2 TBSP of the VCO each morning and each evening in a smoothie or with some applesauce for her consumption. The sinus infection began to loosen and drain after the first consumption of the VCO and the throat pain from the swollen glands and tonsils began to decrease significantly. After two days, this morning, Thursday, she awoke and actually came to me with a huge smile and lots of hugs of appreciation for finding this solution to her ailment. She no longer has any throat pain, her sinus symptoms are gone along with all other symptoms and she is feeling and looking well. While she was sleeping I had researched a little further and found that you can mix the VCO with honey and cinnamon and spread it on toast for another option of consuming. We both tried this option this morning and it is tasty. A great way to serve it to younger children.

I have now continued the research on all the health benefits of VCO and will be utilizing it regularly for cooking, treatment of various ailments, and as a face moisturizer. Thanks so much to all who posted on this site, it was truly a blessing to our family.

Replied by Brandi
Mariposa , Ca
10/08/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My husband was diagnosed on 9/23 with mono with a positive blood test. We started vigin cocnut oil that day 2 tablespoons every day and with in 5 days he was completely symptom free. His doctor had filed disability paperwork because he was going to be out at least one to two months she thought, but he was relaesed for work this past week and is TOTALLY symtom free!!!! She was shocked because she had never had any patients recover that quickly, she ensured us that she would encourage others with mono to give it a try.

Replied by Aisha
Hickory, Nc, America
10/31/2010

Aisha from NC -
So I began to look for mono cures since currently I have Mono, I came upon here and I read about the coconut oil. Im already trying that, its my second day, I had Apple sauce, Coconut oil, and a lil honey for flavor. My Throat is just as imflamed as your Daughters and I am 17. Couple of questions though, when she took it was it hard for her to swallow? Because when I take mine I have to choke it down and it hurts very very much. Plus I keep spitting up mucus so it feels like it wont stay down, any suggestions? I'm in dying need of Help. Im in my 2nd week of Mono.

Replied by Megan
Everett, Wa
12/07/2010

Hello,
We are just home from the ER and my husband is asleep in bed with mono. He is in a lot of pain and so very fatigued. The doctor said that he can expect to be out for 4-6 weeks. He was do discouraged and frustrated when hearing this. I feel awful for him! I just started researching as soon as we got home and found this site. Very thankful! We are healthy people and always use natural cures when feeling a little under the weather. He has a very sensitive system, so tylenol, ibuprofen etc. are not preferred. I have a lot of these remedies at home already, but am curious how much someone with mono should be taking? What would be a good daily regimen for my husband? Also, with the coconut oil we have expeller pressed organic coconut oil that we use for cooking. Is it okay to just have him take this or does it have to be virgin?

Thanks so much for any tips or advice that you all are able to offer! With gratitude,
Megan

Replied by Jaidynsmommy
Waco, Tx, Usa
03/25/2011

I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR GIVING THIS GREAT ADVICE ABOUT COCONUT OIL FOR MONO! I HAD BEEN SICK FOR A FEW DAYS AND THOUGHT ID GET OVER IT, BUT MONDAY IT GOT SO BAD THAT I WENT TO THE DOC BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS STREP. COME TO FIND OUT IT WAS MONO! ITS NOW FRIDAY AND MY FOURTH DAY HAVING IT AND THESE HAVE BEEN THE WORST FOUR DAYS OF MY LIFE! SINCE THERES NO CURE IP THOUGHT ID LOOK UP REMEDIES. MY GMA TOLD ME ABOUT HOT TEA WITH HONEY AND LEMON. I THREW THAT UP! CAME ACROSS THIS AND HAD SOMEONE BUY IT FOR ME AT THE VITAMIN STORE! I HOPE IT IS WORTH EVERY 15 BUCKS I SPENT BECAUSE EVERYONE ON HERE POSTED THAT IT WORKED! ALL I CAN DO IT TAKE IT AND PRAY THAT IT WORKS FOR ME! IN A FEW DAYS I WILL COME BACK AND LET YOU ALL KNOW IF IT WORKED FOR ME.. KEEP ME IN UR PRAYERS AS I AM DEALING WITH THIS HORRIBLE THING.... THE WORST PART IS I HAVE A 19 MONTH OLD SON THAT I HAVENT SEEN IN DAYS :((((

Replied by Valerie
Phoenix, Az
05/19/2011

Did the cocounut oil work? My 16 year old is in the exact same position. I just came to this site and want to do the best thing for her - and not irritate her throat any more. If it worked, could you say exactly what you used and how much please? thank you.



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