Olive

Olea europaea L.

Olivo
Part used

Leaves. The oil obtained from the fruit is also popularly used.

Indication

It is used traditionally to help eliminate fluid in the event of retention.
Among the traditional uses of the leaves, mild to moderate high blood pressure or excess blood sugar are found.

The oil extracted from the fruit is popularly used for constipation, adjunctive in the treatment of excess triglycerides and preventing arteriosclerosis.

Properties

Traditionally, the olive leaf is attributed to action normalizing high blood pressure and blood sugar. In addition, it is also known for its effects in normalizing body temperature and draining liquid.

Olive oil, besides having a high nutritional value, has cholagogue effects (facilitating the excretion of bile), normalizing blood cholesterol, slightly laxative and emollient topical application.