Olea Europaea

Olea Europaea is widely known as olive oil. People make this oil from the seeds and fruit. Olive oil is quite effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes, colorectal cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer, and migraine headache. Sometimes Olea Europaea is used to treat high cholesterol, constipation, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain associated ear infections, blood vessel problems, and gallbladder disease. This oil can also treat intestinal gas, jaundice, and meteorism.
Some individuals use olive oil to boost the gut bacteria and to clean the intestines. It can also be applied to the skin for ringing ears (tinnitus), earwax, pain in the ears, wounds, lice, minor burns, stretch marks, psoriasis, and for protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays. Olea Europaea leaf is used for treating bacterial,viral, and other infections such as the common cold, influenza, meningitis, swine flu, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), shingles, herpes, HIV/ARC/AIDS, encephalitis, and hepatitis B. This oil works due to fatty acids it contains. These possess anti-inflammatory properties.

Olive oil is safe when taken by mouth or applied to the skin correctly. It can be used safely in a dose of two tablespoons (28 grams) per day. It is still safe to consume up to 1 liter of Olea Europaea oil per week. It is usually well-tolerated when taken by mouth. When applied to the skin, some allergic responses may still occur even though they are very rare. There is insufficient information about the safety of Olea Europaea leaf, even though this product hasn't been associated with serious side effects in medical studies.
It has to be mentioned that Olea Europaea trees produce pollen that can sometimes lead to seasonal respiratory allergy. Pregnant and breast-feeding women are not recommended to take great amounts of Olea Europaea oil as insufficient information is known about the safety of this oil in these periods. This category of people should not use those amounts which are greater than that found in foods.

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