Olive (olea europea)

Olive is a tree. People use the oil from the fruit and seeds, water extracts of the fruit, and the leaves to make medicine. Fatty acids in olive oil seem to decrease cholesterol levels and have anti-inflammatory effects. Olive leaf and olive oil may lower blood pressure. Olive oil is sometimes used to prevent heart attack and stroke (cardiovascular disease), breast cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and migraine headache.

Some people use olive oil to treat constipation, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, blood vessel problems associated with diabetes, and pain associated ear infections, arthritis, and gallbladder disease. Olive oil is also used to treat jaundice, intestinal gas, and meteorism (swelling of the abdomen due to gas). It is also used to destroy the bacteria that causes some ulcers, helicobacter pylori. Some people also use olive oil to boost good bacteria in the gut and as a “cleanser” or “purifier.”

Olive oil is applied to the skin (used topically) for earwax, ringing ears (tinnitus), pain in the ears, lice, wounds, minor burns, psoriasis, stretch marks due to pregnancy, eczema, jock itch, ringworm, a skin disease caused tinea versicolor, and for protecting the skin from ultraviolet (UV) damage after sun exposure. In the mouth it is used to reduce gum disease. Olive may also be able to kill microbes, such as bacteria and fungus.

For retaining moisture all over: To retain vital moisture and leave your hair, skin and body (and your pouches) healthy and glowing, all our washes contain Olive Oil.