Olive oil for hair | face | skin | as medicine

Olive oil for your hair, face, skin, as medicine

Olive oil is also a food and medicine and contains mono-unsaturated fatty acids and 75% of olein, 12% of linolein, vitamin A and E as well as palmitic, stearin, myristicin, squalene and xanthophyll – necessary for physiological balance and boosting immunity. On the Mediterranean olive oil has always been considered sacred. The ancient Greeks in their mythology, the goddess Athena mentioned it as a bearer of the sacred herbs among the men. Olive is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 12 meters high. Fruit is egg-shape at first green, then becomes almost black.

Olives – harvesting, preserving and medicinal properties

In the spring young leaves are harvested, and from incompletely ripe, green olives obtained is the olive oil. In medicinal purposes leaf and fruit is used but most cherished is olive oil as a medicine. Olive leaves proved to be an excellent cure for many diseases and it should not be neglected as well. It is used in the prevention of influenza, colds, fungal infections, viruses, lowering cholesterol heart disease and the other. For cleaning teeth sprigs of olive wood are used.

How to make olive oil?

Extra virgin olive oil is unrefined and it is obtained with first straining. While the virgin olive oil is obtained by second straining and has a higher level of acidity than the first one. Cold-pressed olive oil is obtained with minimal warm-up when it is olives are mechanically squeezed.


In folk medicine it has a wide variety of applications including:
  • the treatment of biliary
  • the treatment of diabetes
  • Breast Cancer
  • colon cancer
  • against poisoning
  • for burns and as a protection from the sun
  • against constipation and colon cleansing
  • treats ulcers
  • treatment of hemorrhoids and against hard stools
  • lowering of high blood pressure 
  • with sore throat
  • the treatment of hoarseness
  • weight loss - read Mediterranean diet
  • for stomach ailments
  • helps hair and nail growth 
  • nourishes chapped lips
  • gum disease
  • the treatment of eczema
  • the treatment of psoriasis
  • Herpes on the lip
  • relieves muscle pain
  • against atherosclerosis

Medicine with cold pressed olive oil ejects stones and sand from the gallbladder
  • olive oil with its operation opens the passage of bile from the gallbladder and liver.
  • It is taken in succession of 5 days two tablespoons before bedtime.

Olive oil is a light, remedy, which if taken in greater amounts does not cause any adverse effects, which makes it unique among oils.

Olive oil against constipation and colon cleansing

It can be used by children, elderly and sick people, adults take 2 tablespoons and children 1 tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach

Olive oil for the treatment of hemorrhoids

It is used lukewarm in the form of external cladding, while for the treatment of external ulcers heated compress are used.

For lowering of high blood pressure

Take 4 times a day 1 teaspoon of olive oil

Olive oil is also a sedative and laxative and as such acts as an antidote to poison control when it comes to various toxic solutions.

Relieves the symptoms of sore throat

Take 10 drops three times a day before meals, this therapy with olive oil will help with hoarseness.

Olive oil is very useful in the dietary regimen of patients with bile and stomach problems. In the diet of healthy people, it is important, if not daily, to at least occasionally use it because the studies found that in addition to other useful facts, olive oil prevents heart disease, because it reduces the level of harmful cholesterol (LDL), while maintaining a level of good cholesterol (HDL).

Olive leaf tea
  • Boil 2 to 2.5 dl of water. While water gently boils, add about 10 grams of dried olive leaves
  • Stir and reduce heat.
  • Allow it to boil for another few minutes, then remove from heat and cover.
  • After 10 minutes strain the remove the leaves.
  • Tea made from olive leaves is drunk only fresh, either hot or cold

Olive oil is indispensable in pharmacy for the preparation of ointments, patches, medicinal oils and various other supplements. Olive oils is the best oil for human consumption.

"Based on research on the island of Crete, where it was practiced for centuries in Mediterranean cuisine, I have the impression that centenarians are common among farmers, and their breakfast is only a cup of olive oil," Dr. Ansel Keys said, a famous epidemiologist who wrote a study on olive oil.

American Indians have long been famous for its strong, healthy hair that waves in the wind. Despite the fact that their hair is exposed to sun, wind and salt it is extremely strong. Olive oil is their secret.

Olive oil for hair use

Recipe No. 1
  • It is necessary to rub the oil on the hair and then put on a warm towel and hold it for about 30 minutes.
  • Wash the hair with water.

Recipe No. 2
  • Another way is to heat 2 tablespoons of oil and gently rub and massage the hair roots.
  • Put over pieces plastic film, followed by a warm towel and leave it for 1 hour on the head to rest.
  • Wash with water
  • If your hair is damaged, dry or chapped also add 2 small teaspoons of honey.

Recipe No.3

Tea against hair loss
  • 2 pinches of sage and rosemary dip in 1 cup of warm water and hold for 5 minutes
  • Strain and drink 2 times a day with a massage of your scalp and root of hair with warm olive oil.


Recipe no. 1

Facial massage with olive oil
  • in a small pot heat the olive oil and gently apply to the face. With two tablespoons massage the face, slowly passing from the neck to the forehead and back.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the oil with wet cloth.
  • This facial treatment is best to be used at bedtime.

Recipe No. 2

Olive oil mask
  • This face mask is designed for dry skin, mix one egg yolk and olive oil and the resulting mixture is applied on damp skin.
  • After this treatment, dry and coarse facial skin will become surprisingly smooth

Recipe No.3

For beautiful complexion
  • 1/2 dl of cold-pressed olive oil is mixed with 20 grams of crushed mint, massage facial skin in the morning and evening

For face cleansing
  • Mix olive oil, with 1 egg, after cleansing rinse with lukewarm water

Olive Oil for wrinkles
  • put your head above the basin with hot water and cover with a towel.
  • After 10 minutes moistened face rub with lemon and allow it to dry and then rinse with cold water.
  • If you have enlarged pores and blackheads in them once again steam your face and rub with lemon.
  • At the end apply olive oil.

Olive oil and lemon are a very old method of treatment which comes from Algeria, where it was used for centuries!


Olive oil for hands
  • mix equal amounts of cologne, glycerin and olive oil and apply on the skin. Put on gloves and leave it overnight.
  • In the morning hands will become gentle and soft.

For sensitive hands
  • make chamomile tea and to wash your hands in it (when it becomes lukewarm).
  • then rub with 1 slice of lemon
  • then dip your hands in warm olive oil and keep it in for about 5 minutes

Olive oil for the legs (cellulite massage)
  • You need: 20 grams of oak bark powder, camellias and olive oil petals. In boiling olive oil pour the powder and petals.
  • Allow it to stand for 14 days.
  • Then strain and once a week apply on the parts of the legs where cellulite appeared.
  • After the massage cellulite leave it for an hour to act.
  • Rinse alternately with hot and cold water

For tired feet
  • Dip your feet in warm water with 1/2 cup of cooking salt. Add a cup of vinegar that you previously prepared from 50 grams of rosemary, lavender, sage, fir needles mixed with 1 liter of distilled water and 1 liter of fruit vinegar and to everything add 2 dl of olive oil.

Olive oil for nails
  • This is a very simple recipe: dip your nails in olive oil and hold for about 10 minutes once a week.
  • With a diet rich in vitamin B, your nails will become strong and solid

Olive oil for sunbathing
  • You need: 100 grams of 70% pure alcohol, 50 grams of sesame seeds, flax and olive oil, 50 grams of walnut shells and one bowl of walnuts.
  • Preparation: Nuts with shells keep in alcohol, it is necessary to shake every day
  • after 14 days add it to a mixture of oil and leave for another 14 days
  • Then strain through cheesecloth and apply on the skin.

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