The animal study was carried out by a team of researchers from Malaysia and Vietnam who looked at the potential benefits of coconut water vinegar in liver damage caused by paracetamol. In conducting the study, the research team induced liver damage in mice by injecting paracetamol for a week.
Then, the team assigned the mice into the groups. Each group was given distilled water (untreated), Silybin (positive control), or coconut water vinegar a week after the induction of paracetamol. The treatment with coconut water vinegar lasted two weeks. After the treatment, the research team measured the levels of oxidative stress and inflammation of the mice and compared the results.
Based on the results, paracetamol was found to have caused liver damage. But when the mice received coconut water vinegar treatment, the liver of the mice recovered from the damage. The treatment of coconut water vinegar caused decreases in serum liver profiles, liver inflammation, and level of liver cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1), which is known to increase oxidative stress. In addition, the coconut water vinegar treatment enhanced liver health and restored liver antioxidants. These results suggested that coconut water vinegar promotes the recovery of liver damage caused by paracetamol.
Therefore, the research team concluded that coconut water vinegar can help treat liver damage caused by paracetamol by restoring antioxidant activity and preventing inflammation.
Coconut water vinegar is a well-known acidic seasoning in Southeast Asia and some regions of India. It is made from fermentable coconut sap and the oxidation of ethanol into acetic acid. It is considered to be as beneficial as apple cider vinegar. Here are some of the reasons coconut water vinegar is considered healthy:
Here's a guide in making raw coconut water vinegar:
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