Olive. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Olive (Olea europaea)
The olive tree is one of the emblematic Spanish landscape. He is originally from Asia Minor.

Olive Properties
* The leaves possess hypotensive action, vasodilator, antiarrhythmic and spasmolytic. They are also slightly antiseptic and astringent.
* It is used in the treatment of hypertension and prevention of atherosclerosis and thrombus formation.
* The olive leaf also by its action on hypertension acts against headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, etc.. associated with hypertension.
* It has proven its usefulness to the increase in cholesterol. Decreases LDL and increases HDL cholesterol.
* The properties of olive leaves have hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) as it is used as adjuvant treatment of non-insulin-dependent diabetes (type II diabetes).
* Other uses of olives: dystonias hepatobiliary cholecystitis. Constipation.
* States in which requires an increase in diuresis: cystitis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis, hyperuricemia, gout.
* For external use: dermatitis, dry eczema, psoriasis, burns, Dyshidrosis.

Olive: Contraindications
- Do not use as if there obstrución cholagogue bile duct.

Side effects of the Olive

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
The use of olive oil with lemon juice was used as an adjunct to gallstones. According to some authors is not the removal of gallstones with this composition, but rather responds to cholesterol micelles and found that ultrasound produces no stone removal.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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