benefits of olive

Minggu, 05 Agustus 2012

Olive (Olea Europaea) is an annual small tree and perennial green, the young fruit can be eaten raw or after preserved as a refresher.

Old fruit is squeezed and the oil extracted olive oil that can be used for various purposes.

Olive is Oleaceae tribe members. Besides being known as a food flavor enhancer, this oil also has a variety of benefits, both for health and beauty.

Properties include:

[1]. These oils can be used for the hair. One of them is to dry hair as a result of air pollution, sun exposure, too much is in the air-conditioned room or even the overuse of chemical based products.

Use of hair and scalp treatment containing olive oil are believed to be the right solution and healthy. Because the nutrients contained in it can repair the damaged hair cuticle while providing extra moisture to the hair. So the hair becomes more healthy, soft, shiny and not easily divided.

[2]. Pure olive oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Olive Oil Un-refined) can also be used directly on the scalp before treatment cream bath. Even the olive oil mixed with castor oil, lemon juice and water solution from steeping leaves of peppermint is believed to be a natural recipe to prevent dandruff and itchy scalp.

[3]. For facial treatments, beauty products containing olive oil are believed to help retain moisture and elasticity of the skin as well as expediting the process of regeneration of the skin, so skin is not easy to dry and wrinkled. For the face, olive oil can be mixed with a mask or diulaskan directly on the skin.

[4]. Olive oil to the body can be used as a carrier oil for essential oil blend as a massage oil. Olive oil can also be used as a mixture of body lotion or soap to maintain moisture and skin softness.

[5]. Olive oil is also believed to maintain the shape and firmness of the breast.

[6]. As for the hands and feet, olive oil can also be used to reduce thickened skin on the soles of the feet, to maintain smooth skin and strengthen nails.

[7]. Maintaining cardiovascular health, thus lowering the risk of coronary heart disease. Caused by the presence of mono-unsaturated fat, especially oleic acid.

But there are also studies showing the efficacy of oil on cardiovascular health is caused by the content of phenolic compounds group, rather than fatty acids. The content of phenolic compounds act as antioxidants, which can maintain the elasticity of arteries.

[8]. As a mild laxative to facilitate bowel movement

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