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

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


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


  • Dietary Fats
  • Plant Oils
  • Suppositories
  • Coconut Oil