The FDA sent warning letters to two companies for claims that the herbal product would "relieve opium withdrawals" and is used to treat medical conditions including depression, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, anxiety, and alcoholism.
This isn't the first time coconut oil has come under fire. In 2017, the American Heart Association recommended people replace saturated fats, like coconut oil and butter, with healthier fats, like olive oil. Saturated fats can increase the risk of heart disease.
Mari A. Schaefer works for the Inquirer.