Olive (Olea europaea) and olive oil have been used since ancient Greeks and Romans, and today this fruit is still very useful in combating common diseases very successfully. It can even be said that the olive is immortal because even after 200 years, wild branches can grow on the place of the old tree spot. The olive tree grows on poor soil, almost without water.
The fruit of the olive is rich in protein, chlorophyll, vitamin A, D, K and E, fatty acids, such as oleic, stearic, palmitic, and many other useful ingredients.
In the past, olive oil was used for nutrition, hygiene and beautification, treatment, and even for ritual purposes. Vitamin E and oleic acid are known and proven antioxidants. But besides them, the olive also contains numerous active phytonutrients, such as polyphenol and flavonoid, which also have anti-inflammatory properties.
With the help of the beneficial ingredients of the olives, the symptoms of asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatism are diminished, these are the three diseases for which free radicals are the most blameworthy. It has been proven that vitamin E in olives may even relieve the onset of a feeling of heat in women in menopause.
Olives help the liver and intestines, stimulate digestion and the balance of the intestinal flora. If you can try some olives before eating, be careful not to overdo it, because about 100 grams have about 150 calories.
The olive, apart from being useful for your health, is an excellent cosmetic product. Precisely because of vitamin E, it is recommended for the make-up ladies to use a nutritious olive cream that regenerates the skin very efficiently.
If you have dilated pores, the olive oil is a perfect remedy for skin problems. All that you need to do is to add some olive oil at your skin and see the differences very soon after first use. If you have a problem with rough and cracked skin (lips, elbows or knees), dermatologists advise you to soften the problem areas by using a few drops of olive oil before showering.