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Benefits of Olives

"Eat olive oil and anoint yourselves with it, for it comes from a blessed tree."

Source : Islamic-health.com / 11 Feb 2013

A lot has been said about the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits. The common denominator is olive oil,which is a table fixture in the Mediterranean cuisine.

 In the Quran:

”And a tree that grows on mount Saini,which provides oil and enjoyment for those who  eat it”.

"A blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil is well-nigh  luminous.."[surah 24: 35].

"By the Fig and the Olive, and the Mount of Sinai..."[surah at-Teen; 95: 1-2]

"It is He Who produceth gardens, with trellises and without, and dates, and tilth with produce of all kinds, and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season, but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters" [6:141]

In the Sunnah:

Allah's Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said,"Eat olive oil and anoint yourselves with it, for it comes from a blessed tree." Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah.

Saied al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Eat the olive oil and massage it over your bodies since it is a blessed tree." [at-Tirmidhi, ibn Maja]

Modern science:

Olives are rich in monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, antioxidants, and they prevent heart disease by reducing the LDL (bad cholesterol) and increasing the HDL (good cholesterol] levels. The Vitamin E contained in Olives is the body's primary fat-soluble antioxidant. Anti-oxidants help to strengthen the body's immune system; reducing the severity of asthma, cancer, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, premature ageing, as well as delaying the effects of ageing. Olives contain compounds called polyphenols that appear to have significant anti-inflammatory properties. Key benefits of olives: Used as a balm, it fortifies the hair keeps it shiny and prevents dandruff Used as a balm, it fortifies and moisturizes the skin, combating dry skin and softening it. It also combats against acne.

Massaged onto the body, Olives fortify the limbs, combat against inflammation, and sooth away aches and pains from worked out muscles. Help against wrinkles and delaying the effects of old age. Help combat against strokes, heart-disease, High blood pressure, diabetes. It aids digestion, and strengthens the bowels, as well as the stomach.

Drinking tea from Olive leaves helps against High blood pressure. Recent scientific research have proved the health benefits of olive leaves in treating high blood pressure and hypertension.


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