What is Coconut Oil Allergy and How to Treat It?

Coconut is often considered a super healthy food, but like any other food product, it can also produce allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. These allergies are not as common as peanut allergies but still, they can happen. Allergies largely impact the quality of life of an individual as even the slightest exposure can result in moderate to severe allergic reactions. Natural Treatment of Coconut Oil Allergy involves implementing the principles of Ayurveda including restoring internal doshas equilibrium. Ayurvedic treatment of coconut oil allergy involves herbal supplements, detoxification therapies, and diet and lifestyle modifications. 

What is Coconut Oil Allergy?

Coconut oil allergy refers to a condition in which an individual develops an allergic reaction on exposure to coconut as the body’s immune system identifies coconut as a harmful substance and initiates an allergic reaction against it. 

What are the Symptoms of Coconut Oil Allergy?

Some of the symptoms of coconut oil allergy are:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Hives
  • Eczema
  • Diarrhea
  • Sometimes Anaphylaxis produces life-threatening symptoms like wheezing, loss of consciousness, or shortness of breath. 
  • Contact Dermatitis is common in people who use self-care products having coconuts such as oil, moisturizer, shampoos, or hand sanitizers. In the case of contact dermatitis, the symptoms can occur 1-2 days after allergen exposure and may continue for a few days. It can produce a skin rash or blisters on the skin. 

Understanding of Coconut Oil Allergy from an Ayurvedic Perspective

Ayurveda emphasizes the concept of compatible food items. Ayurveda believes that some food items or things can be incompatible or asatmaya for an individual. If a person consumes things that are not compatible with individual unique constitution or current state of doshas then it aggravates the doshas and also obstructs the microchannels in the body. It also leads to poor digestive fire which can produce toxins in the body, start an allergic reaction, and produce symptoms like nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, hives, skin rashes, and others.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Coconut Oil Allergy

Coconut oil allergy treatment in Ayurveda focuses on restoring dosha balance through different therapies that involve internal medicines, external purification therapies, and diet and lifestyle modifications.

Internal Medications:-

At first, we will discuss internal medications. At IAFA Ayurveda®, our team of doctors under the guidance of Dr. Sahil Gupta has formulated unique combinations to combat food allergies including coconut oil allergy. A few herbal formulations are discussed below:

1. IAFA Aahar Amrutham  Rasa

If you are looking for a solution for your digestive problems then IAFA’s Aahar Amrutham Rasa is a perfect choice. The medicine contains a combination of different herbs that maintain intestinal balance and also regulate the functions of the digestive system. The medicine is good for healthy metabolism and helps in the proper absorption of nutrients. This medicine is specifically curated using potent and effective herbs that aid healthy digestion. The medicine maintains healthy digestive fire which prevents the formation of harmful toxins. 

2. IAFA Anthra Mitram Gulika

Anthra Mitram Gulika is an herbal medicine to maintain intestinal balance and promote a healthy gut. The medicine is a unique combination of classical ayurvedic formulations which together work to boost the health of intestines, especially at the level of grahani or small intestine. Intestines are a site of immune cells and therefore a healthy gut supports the health of the immune system and prevents allergic reactions. The medicine is particularly beneficial in food allergies and intolerances such as coconut oil allergy. 

3. IAFA Changeri Capsules

Changeri is an herb that maintains a healthy digestive system and supports overall health and well-being. The medicine is also a rich source of several vitamins and minerals and prevents oxidative stress. These capsules also maintain healthy liver functions which are important for healthy digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food products. The medicine works on food allergies or intolerances and improves the symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort such as nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, and others.

Note:- It is always recommended that before taking any ayurvedic herbal remedies must consult with an ayurvedic physician.

External Purification Therapies:-

In Ayurveda, there are 5 detoxification therapies or panchkarmas that eliminate the accumulated toxins from the body. These are specialized treatments and must be followed under the strict guidance of an Ayurvedic expert. The doctor decides which procedure is beneficial for a particular individual based on unique body constitution, current state of doshas imbalance, and season. These are:

1. Purvakarmas (Pre-Procedures)

These purvakarmas include snehan (internal and external oelation) and sweden (medicated steam bath)

2. Pradhan Karmas (Main-Procedure)

There are different therapies such as vaman (emesis), virechana (Purgation), Vasti (enema), Nasya karma, and rakta mokshana (bloodletting). 

3. Pashchat Karmas (After-Procedure)

It involves eating a light diet for a certain period of time such as yellow lentil soup or khichdi after the procedure. 

Diet and Lifestyle Modification

Ayurveda is a science of life that focuses not only on curing ailments but also on restoring health in already healthy individuals. This can be achieved by following a proper diet regime that includes eating freshly cooked meals at the same time every day, avoiding processed and junk food items, and practicing yoga and meditation to maintain physical and emotional well-being.

Also Read:- Top 10 Natural Remedies to Prevent Coconut Allergy


Coconut oil allergy is rare but can produce allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Coconut oil allergy treatment is effective with the implementation of Ayurvedic concepts and principles. Natural treatment of coconut oil allergy involves the intake of herbal supplements, detoxification therapies, and following diet and lifestyle modifications. 

If you are stressed as your loved one is suffering from a coconut oil allergy or allergy, then you can contact our diligent team of doctors headed by Dr. Sahil Gupta. IAFA is one of the most trustworthy and committed institutions to making the world a better place through its original and holistic approach. Dr. Gupta’s team provides effective treatment for all types of allergies and respiratory infections using 100% natural and herbal products. 


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About Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda.

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