Olive oil …
By the fig and the olive
By Mount Sinai
By this city of security
Verily, We created man in the best stature.
Olives have been mentioned seven times in the Qur’an and their health benefits have been propounded in Prophetic medicine. The Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said:
Hazrath Abu Hurairah (t) narrates that the Prophet (Pbuh) stated, “ Eat the olive oil and apply it (locally), since there is cure for seventy diseases in it, one of them is Leprosy.” (Abu Naim)
Olive oil is extracted from the ripened fruits. The unripe and over ripe fruits contain less amount of the oil. The fruits are processed three times. Successively, the first round oil is the best in quality, golden in colour, with a light fragrance and known as virgin oil. Some varieties of olive oil remained unchanged in its effectiveness for years together. It contains therapeutic potential even if it is a thousand years old. Despite the prime importance and holiness given by Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) no work has been done to find out its efficacy for the ailments other than the Haemorrhoids, Anal fissure, Skin diseases, pleurisy and leprosy, which are already described by the Prophet (Pbuh) , whereas the Prophet (Pbuh) himself says us that it contains cure for seventy diseases.
Olive oil has some renowned benefits for promoting skin health, preventing illness, and as a beauty supplement. Originally from the Eastern Mediterranean, near the hill of Thursina, the olive has been mentioned many times in the Holy Qur’an:
The word Zaitun refers to the olive and in some parts in the Holy Quran it is a clear sign that the olive is definitely a blessed fruit. Nowadays, olives can be found in many forms such as in olive oils and in pills. They have been applied towards promoting good health, in cooking and as beauty supplements.
The massage of olive oil over the body tones up the muscles and organs, it relieves muscular pains. Some physicians also advocate the massage of olive oil for epilepsy. It relieves the Sciatic and arthritis. The ointment prepared from olive oil are very good healing agents. It heals the sinus and fistula very quickly. 25ml of olive oil mixed with 250ml of barley water, if taken internally, is highly effective against chronic constipation. It is good Diuretic, hence is used in Ascites. It also removes the kidney stones.
Olive oil has been produced for many centuries and comes from squeezed olives. The benefits of olive oil are still being discovered and have been evolving as stated by oilolivetimes.com. There are currently at least 8 benefits of olive oil for your health:
1. Reduces the risk of breast cancer.
2. Minimizes the risk of type II diabetes.
3. Is a protection from stroke.
4. Retards the aging process.
5. Combats osteoporosis.
6. A health protector from depression.
7. A help for the protection of skin cancer.
8. Decreases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The benefits of olive oil that are mentioned above are the latest that have been discovered. Researchers have been conducting intensive studies so that more and more benefits with greater possibilities can be found.
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