Ancient Greek philosophers, such as Dioskouridis, Anaxagoras, and Ebedoklis, studied the pharmaceutical attributes of olive oil and its nutritional value and importance regarding health. In addition, Aristoteles discovered the science of olive oil production and Solon, the great lawmaker of Athens, introduced the first law regarding the protection of olive oil producers and harvesters, by declaring that it was not allowed to cut more than two olive trees a year from the Athenian olive groves.
Both the nutritional and therapeutic values of olive oil have been recognized by Mediterranean societies for centuries. Olive oil was used for skin care, silky hair, leaner muscles, the therapy of wounds, the care of burns and the protection against sun dehydration. Olive oil is a product with equally spectacular attributes for health and beauty. Somatic cells enclose all the valuable fatty acids of Olive oil thereby making the blood arteries sleeker and the skin smoother.
Olive oil being rich in vitamins Α, Β1, Β2, C, D, E, Κ, and iron, protects human health against a lot of illnesses.
Vitamin E & K provide a defensive mechanism, which delays ageing, prevents cancer, arteriosclerosis, as well as, liver malfunctions and irritations.
Olive oil helps in the prevention of cardiovascular problems and cholesterol problems.
Consumed before lunch, olive oil protects the stomach against ulcers.
Two spoonfuls of olive oil combined with lemon juice or coffee, is known to prevent constipation without creating any type of enteric disturbance
Also this is effective against gall bladder and bladder infections.
- Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Chesire Medical Center
- Mediterranean Diet