olive oil

Q. I’ve read that olive oil can be used for vaginal dryness. I couldn’t tell if I should include olive oil in my diet or actually apply it directly to the vagina.

A. This remedy calls for topical application of olive oil to the vagina. It seems to lubricate those dry tissues. Here is what one reader reported:

“I have been using olive oil for this purpose for a couple of years. When my doctor did a pelvic exam, he thought I was taking hormones although I am not. I think olive oil has natural vitamin E to keep women youthful.”

Another natural option comes from New Zealand and contains kiwi vine extract. The product is called SYLK and is available on the Web (www.sylkusa.com) or at (866) 831-2920.

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  1. Nancy
    Aptos, CA

    So what kind of coconut oil? Where to buy it?
    I have organic virgin coconut oil. Is that it?
    I’ve had dryness for years. I can’t take hormones.

  2. patti

    I have been using coconut oil for years it’s good but I have a great new suppository that works even better
    you can buy the casing for the suppositories on amazon
    4 table spoon coconut oil
    2 table spoons vitamin E
    2 table spoon olive oil
    put in refrigerator to harden
    use every day. I also use aloe in the solution
    mix in small blender ‘I use a no needle syringe to fill’

    • Nancy

      Why do you get Vitamin E liquid?

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