Virgin coconut oil and tuberculosis: A mini-review

Fathul Djannah, Muhammad Nasrum Massi, Mochammad Hatta, Agussalim Bukhari, Irda Handayani, Muhammad Faruk, Anny Setijo Rahaju

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Abstract

Virgin coconut oil is widely promoted and used as healthy and beneficial oil. One of them is caused by antimicrobials. Caprylic, caproic acid, capric acid, lauric acid and tau glyceryl monolaurate are other VCO compositions. Furthermore, due to the non-heating manufacturing process, the content in VCO can reduce cholesterol levels of triglycerides, LDL, phospholipids, VLDL and increase HDL in blood serum. VCO consumption lowers the number of Mycobacterium tuberculosis colonies while increasing the conversion of BTA sputum. Until now, the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) disease was extremely high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-469
Number of pages6
JournalPharmacognosy Journal
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022

Keywords

  • INTRODUCTION

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