Olives - olive fruit tree, growing mainly in the tropical regions of Europe, Australia, South Asia and Africa.

Olives - it  Olives - a high degree of maturity of the olives
 olives high degree of maturity, they differ in a dark color and high oil content.

It is interesting that we only fruit of the olive tree is called differently, but for the rest of the world, there are green and black olives.

The use of olives

The pulp of olives is rich in vitamins A, C, E, sugar, pectin, proteins, unsaturated fatty acids. The most valuable component of olive oil is that we know as the olive. It contains valuable arachidic, stearic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid and others.

Medicine interested in such useful properties of olives: lowering cholesterol, prevention of stroke, heart attack, atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.

Olives - it is also anti-oxidants, so their regular consumption helps to prevent the manifestation of the early signs of aging, the development of cancer.

Caloric canned olives, and in this form the Russians use this product often is 360 calories. Calorie fresh olives - 115 calories.

The healing properties of olive have been recognized by the official medicine - on the basis of which produced olive oil producing drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, cholelithiasis, osteoarthritis, gout, female reproductive system, arthritis, for the topical treatment of burns, wounds, cuts.

The leaves of the olive tree are used in traditional medicine. They contain essential oils, organic acids, glucoside.

The use of olives for healing the body

The above beneficial properties of olive trees on the prevention of many serious diseases occur with regular use of fruit to eat. Of course, much more useful fresh olives preserved. If you can not find fresh fruit, you should prefer salty olives, where there is no vinegar or preservatives. It is believed that in this case the use of olives preserved better.

It is noted that due to the high content of vitamin A intake of olives is a good prevention of vision problems.

Vitamin E is also found in olive, it helps to strengthen the hair. The benefits of olives for hair and skin is only possible with constant use of them inside.

Here are a few recipes of traditional medicine, in which the olives used.

Alleviate the condition of patients with atherosclerosis may be the remedy: 200g ground. olives, put them in a thermos, pour the warmed (60 ° C) with vegetable oil, 48 hours insist. Drink infusion tablespoon three times a day before meals.

Remove the swelling will help liquor on the fruit and leaves of the olive tree. For the preparation of medicines need to fill a tablespoon of chopped olives and a tablespoon of leaves with hot water (250 ml), stand 5-10 minutes in a water bath, then filtered medicinal raw materials and add to 250 ml of warm water.

Drink infusion tablespoon three times a day for 20 minutes before a meal.

From the leaves of a tree as possible to prepare healing agent. Aqueous extracts of the leaves helps at elevated pressure, have a diuretic effect.

To prepare  Olives in the bank
   by means of high-pressure pour a tablespoon of leaves 250 ml of boiling water, hold water bath for 5 minutes, filtered, diluted to 250 ml of warm water. Take tincture of one or two tablespoons of half an hour before meals 3-4 times a day.

Olive oil is considered one of the most valuable products of fruit processing.

Oil Class used in scientific medicine - for the preparation of ointments or in pure form for the treatment of skin lesions.

Oils second and third grades are more commonly used in folk medicine - they are recommended to be taken orally. Oil treat constipation, abdominal pain - drink 50 ml 1-2 times a day.

Olive oil mixed with warm milk and warm water ingestion helps in case of poisoning, since it contributes to the rapid removal of toxins.


Fresh olives contraindicated only allergies to them.

As has been said, it should be with great caution in canned olives: auxiliary substances used in conservation, the abuse of them may affect the skin, cause an allergic reaction.

Olive oil is well absorbed - it's a fact, but it should be remembered that its caloric content at times different from the calorie olives, and is 898 calories per 100 ml, so it should be consumed in moderation.

Since olive oil has choleretic action, it is undesirable to use with cholecystitis.