Oliveira

Summary

The olive tree, a medicinal plant with a hypotensive effect, is used against hypertension and can be found in capsule form.

names

Portuguese name: Oliveira
Binomial name: Olea europaea
French name: Olivier , feuille d’olivier, arbre d’olivier
English name: Olive Tree, Olivier
German name: Olivenbaum
Italian name : Olivo

Family

Oleaceae

Constituents

Iridoid, oleacin, triterpene, oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid), hexanal.

parts used

olive tree leaves

Effects

Hypotensive, spasmolytic, hypoglycemic.

Indications

Internal use:
Leaves and oil for high blood pressure , cholesterol , fever , being overweight (obesity) , in these cases they reduce feelings of hunger, stroke (in the form of olive oil, according to a June 2011 study, see below), constipation or constipation (in the form of olive oil).

External use:
– Joint pain or muscle pain (for example, mixing olive oil with garlic )

Secundary effects

we do not know

contraindications

we do not know

Interactions

we do not know

Olive-based preparations

– Olive oil  – olive oil (in case of dry skin, use in the kitchen, to avoid stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, see article below).

– Olive capsules

– Infusion of olive leaves

Where does the olive tree grow?

The olive tree grows in southern European countries.

Learn more about the olive tree
– An olive tree cell contains 56,349 genes, about twice the human genome. This number of genes comes from a study carried out by Spanish researchers in 2016. Scientists analyzed a 1,200-year-old olive tree. This study was published on June 27, 2016 in the journal GigaScience .
– An olive tree adapts well to a drought situation.
– In the Mediterranean region, it is estimated that there are more than 1,000 varieties of olive tree.
– An olive tree can live more than 1,000 years.
– It is possible that the olive tree was first cultivated by mankind more than 6,000 years ago.

Comments

– The olive tree is highly respected in many Mediterranean countries. In herbal medicine, olive leaves are used in olive leaf powder capsules against hypertension. Do not confuse with the fruits of the olive tree, olives, which are widely used in cooking.

– Olive oil is said to have significant nutritional properties and is probably the most important ingredient in the famous Mediterranean diet.

– In fact, the high concentration of oleic acid (a monounsaturated fatty acid) and antioxidants in olive oil have cardioprotective effects.

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