Olive Oil has been cultivated for over 3,000 years in the Mediterranean Countries, where much of the olive crop is used to make olive oil. Use only olive oil that is labeled "Extra Virgin." Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been cold-pressed from freshly harvested olives and does not contain chemicals. The name alone implies purity. Extra virgin olive oil supplies the best flavor, it is golden yellow in color. Green colored olive oil is of lesser quality. Olive oil will help your nails become stronger and more resistant to breaking and chipping
Before bed, soak nails in a combination of luke warm water, olive oil, and lemon juice. Put on a pair of soft cloth gloves and let soak into nails over night. You will have stronger finger nails and soft cuticls.
Olive oil helps to lower the LDL (Bad) cholesterol levels without affecting the HDL (Good) cholesterol or triglyceride levels, due to 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids. Whenever possible use olive oil instead of butter or other vegetable oils. At least 15 percent of your daily calories should come from monounsaturated fatty acids. Taken internally, it stimulates your metabolism, promotes digestion and lubricates mucus membranes. Applied externally it is good for your skin.
Olive oil made up of 77 percent monounsaturated fatty acids, 14 percent saturated fatty acids, and 9 percent polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and vegetable mucilage.
Take 1 tablespoon of olive oil on an empty stomach to stimulate digestion and relieve upset stomach, fatulence, and heartburn.
In the morning, take 1 tablespooon of olive oil mixed with lemon juice.
Or make an 5 ounce enema, using 20 ounces of boiling water that has been allowed to cool to room temperature or luke warm.
The vitamin E in olive oil is an antioxident. The oxygen that affects other oils does not affect olive oil, so it is less likeky to produce radicals, which damage celll membranes and contribute to disease.
Olive Oil is good for ear problems such as stopped up ears. Simply put a few drops of warm olive oil in the affected ear. Lie for 5 minutes on the oppisite side, then turn over, so that the oil can run back out. NEVER PUT ANY LIQUID IN EAR IF YOU EVEN THINK YOU MAY HAVE A PERFORATED EAR DRUM!
For aches soak a cotton ball in olive oil add a few drops of lavender oil. Place it in the outter part of your ear until the pain goes away.
Olive oil is good in preventing hair loss, massage olive oil into scalp everyday for a week wash it out in the morning.
Applied daily to dry skin, dry spots or stretch marks.