Plants and Health

Olive: benefits and virtues


Olive is the result ofOlivier (Olea europea), a small tree with a contorted trunk of the Oleaceae family, which grows very slowly and can live up to a thousand years.

Olives are recognized for their health benefits and virtues.

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The olive and its health benefits

  • It is especially for its oil that the olive is presented as a health food par excellence, recognized for its incomparable nutritional qualities.
  • Stuffed with Vitamin E and of polyphenols, olive oil is aantioxidant natural that helps our body to fight against free radicals that attack our cells and accelerate their aging.
  • Regular consumption of olive oil has a favorable action against cardiovascular illnesses by promoting "good" cholesterol while lowering the level of "bad" cholesterol.
  • The infusion of olive leaves lowers the blood pressureand helps limit the disorders associated with it: headache, dizziness and ringing in the ears.
  • The olive leaf promotes diuresis, regresses edemas and decrease the blood urea level. It is effective in people who suffer fromheart or kidney failure.
  • The olive leaf also exerts a glycemic action interesting for people with hypertension and diabetes.
  • In the event of liver failure, olive oil promotes the flow of bile and activates intestinal functions thanks to its emollient and laxative properties. It is recommended in cases of hepatic colic and to helpevacuation of gallstones.
  • Fine, penetrating, olive oil serves as an excipient for amounts of liniments, ointments and of pharmaceutical products.
  • For external use, olive oil mixed with an egg white immediately relieves the pain ofburn and promoteshealing. It is also very effective in the event ofsunburn.

Growing the olive for its benefits

  • The olive tree can be grown almost everywhere, but it will not bear fruit in cool regions, as it does not not resisting well at temperatures below -10 ° C. He needs to be south facing and to shelter from strong winds.
  • It can thrive in the most ungrateful soils, but prefers a soil deep, well drained, rather limestone.
  • The olive tree does not bear fruit until after ten to fifteen years. Better to get big subjects!
  • If you want to cultivate the potted olive tree, you should know that it has a powerful root system that requires large planters. You will need to repot your tree over the years in increasingly larger containers.
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  • To read: how to cultivate the olive tree in a pot

The olive tree in the kitchen for its benefits

Green or black, olives are identical fruits. Their color difference corresponds to the pickup period : the green is picked before maturity, between September and October, and the black is harvested ripe, in December.

Know that green olives contain a little less calories than blacks.

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Nutritional intakes of olive

About 150 kcal / 100 g. The olive is rich in calcium, inorganic acids and in vitamins.

Today, olive oil is widely present in our daily diet.

Choose aextra virgin olive oil to ensure a rigorous manufacturing process control and strict taste criteria.

If the French oilss have a reputation for being powerful and fruity, spanish oils are acidic and fragrant while the italian are soft and elegant.

As for olive oils Tunisian and greek, they keep getting better.

Video: how to prepare Old Folk Remedy Dried Figs u0026 garlic in Olive Oil For Your Health!! (October 2020).