See my posting on coconut oil and lauric acid. The active ingredient in coconut oil is lauric acid. It dissolves the lipid (fatty) membrane on viruses and destroys them. It also works for bacteria, fungii, and cancer. Although a saturated fat, it does not raise your cholesterol or cause heart problems or arterial damage. See the websites that I listed in my posting and read all the info. Dr Mary Enig recommends 3-1/2 tablespoons of unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil a day. You can get this from one of the cited websites or a health food store. Do not get refined, hydrogenated oil.