absolutely! is it readily available at health food stores (in a place on the west coast where they are every 2 blocks, hehe)
after reading your posts as well as this information:
"Approximately 50% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are lauric acid. Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid, which has the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin in the human or animal body. Monolaurin is the anti-viral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria including listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Some studies have also shown some antimicrobial effects of the free lauric acid."
I will surely give it a try. Please let me know what you recommend as the highest quality coconut oil I can purchase, meaning brand name, web sites, etc. I'm actually having the beginning of an outbreak right now and will gladly give it a try. I actually tried a bit of DMSO this round and it proved ineffective and also HURT! Yes, I know what it is, but found some good people of high quality and decided to give it a go..
also, can I apply the oil directly to sores as well as ingesting with liquid? (drinking is the proper use right?)