Coconut: A Review of Its Uses as They Relate to the Allergic Individual

Ann Allergy. 1983 Oct;51(4):472-81.

Abstract

In the constant search for nutritious foods to substitute in the diet of the allergic patient, as well as for suitable menstrua for cosmetics and medications, coconut is suggested as a hypoallergenic and underutilized source. Impressions of its hypoallergenicity are encouraged by a review of the medical literature and by observations and experimental data of the authors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cocos / anatomy & histology
  • Cocos / immunology*
  • Dietary Fats
  • Food Hypersensitivity / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Parenteral
  • Plant Oils*
  • Skin Tests
  • Suppositories

Substances

  • Dietary Fats
  • Plant Oils
  • Suppositories
  • Coconut Oil