Olea europaea L.

Olea europaea L.

Chamaephytes

  • Desert
  • Thermophilous plants
  • Oleaceae
  • Olive tree
  • זַיִת אֵירוֹפִּי
  • zayit eiropi
  • زيتون
  • zaitoun
Medicinal uses

Complaints treated by Olea europaea L.

System/State Complaint / Use Actions Preparation and Administration Parts Used Source
Cardiovascular High blood pressure Hypotensive

1.Decoct leaves & drink x3 cups/day 2. Decoct inflorescens & leaves & drink (amount not specified)

1.Decoct leaves & drink x3 cups/day 2. Decoct inflorescens & leaves & drink (amount not specified)

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Cardiovascular High blood pressure Hypotensive

Decoct inflorescens & leaves & drink

Decoct inflorescens & leaves & drink

Inflorescens, leaf
Dermatology Burns / sun-burn Vulnerary

1.Extract non-volatile oil rom olive peels (see Note 1) & apply to burn +any of these ingredients seperately : 1.Parts of Verbascum sinuatum or 2. Powdered leaf of Lawsonia innermis or 3.Coffea arabica or 4.gall of Quercus sp. (See Note 2)or 4.Rhamnus palaestina or 5. Lens esculentes
or
6.Salt

1.Extract non-volatile oil rom olive peels (see Note 1) & apply to burn +any of these ingredients seperately : 1.Parts of Verbascum sinuatum or 2. Powdered leaf of Lawsonia innermis or 3.Coffea arabica or 4.gall of Quercus sp. (See Note 2)or 4.Rhamnus palaestina or 5. Lens esculentes
or
6.Salt

Dermatology Eczema on hands Unspecified

.Non-volatile oil extracted from olive peels is warmed & rubed over body

.Non-volatile oil extracted from olive peels is warmed & rubed over body

Dermatology Hair strengthener/ anti-dandruff Unspecified

Apply oil to hair roots

Apply oil to hair roots

Dermatology Itch /pruritis Anti-pruritic

1. Mix olive oil,+a'raq (anise liquor) +kerosene+ lemon juice + little salt & apply to whole body

2. Mix olive oil + sulphur +sour lemon juice+ salt + honey + qetran (Pix liquida or coal tar; see NOTE 3) & apply to itching area

3.Mix olive oil +sulphur
& apply to itching area

1. Mix olive oil,+a'raq (anise liquor) +kerosene+ lemon juice + little salt & apply to whole body

2. Mix olive oil + sulphur +sour lemon juice+ salt + honey + qetran (Pix liquida or coal tar; see NOTE 3) & apply to itching area

3.Mix olive oil +sulphur
& apply to itching area

Dermatology Open boil Anti-infective, Vulnerary

Extract non-volatile oil from fruit peels & add to: 1. Warm gum resin of Ferula asafoetida +Ceraflara (beeswax spread on a cloth) & appplied to boil. 2 Various other substances including: camel manure (SEE NOTE 4) or Colophony (resin from Pinus sp, & other conifers) or Ca(OH)2

Extract non-volatile oil from fruit peels & add to: 1. Warm gum resin of Ferula asafoetida +Ceraflara (beeswax spread on a cloth) & appplied to boil. 2 Various other substances including: camel manure (SEE NOTE 4) or Colophony (resin from Pinus sp, & other conifers) or Ca(OH)2

Dermatology Ringworm (Tinea capita) (on head) causing hair loss Ant-infective

Mix oil with sheep dung or cook olive oil with scorpions after removing sting. Make shallow scratches on head with razor blade & apply to head. (See CAUTIONS)

Mix oil with sheep dung or cook olive oil with scorpions after removing sting. Make shallow scratches on head with razor blade & apply to head. (See CAUTIONS)

Dermatology Skin diseases Unspecified

Steep ground fruits in solution of cooking salt in water for 5 months, then filter & apply filtrate externally as a lotion

Steep ground fruits in solution of cooking salt in water for 5 months, then filter & apply filtrate externally as a lotion

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Dermatology Skin softener Unspecified

Apply oil alone or mixed with other skin softening substances

Apply oil alone or mixed with other skin softening substances

Drugs/Toxins Scorpion sting Anti-venom

Kill several scorpions, immerse in olive oil and allow to stand .This can be applied to a scorpian sting. (see CAUTIONS)

Kill several scorpions, immerse in olive oil and allow to stand .This can be applied to a scorpian sting. (see CAUTIONS)

Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Ear inflammation/ tinnitus/ deafness Anti-inflammatory

1. Extract non-volatile oil from olive peels & apply as ear drops

2.Cook ground radish seeds in olive oil & apply as ear drops

1. Extract non-volatile oil from olive peels & apply as ear drops

2.Cook ground radish seeds in olive oil & apply as ear drops

Endocrine/ Metabolism Diabetes mellitus Hypoglycemic

1.Decoct leaves and/ or inflorescence in water & drink x 3 cups /day
2 . Eat pickled green fruits

1.Decoct leaves and/ or inflorescence in water & drink x 3 cups /day
2 . Eat pickled green fruits

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Gastrointestinal Chronic dysentery Anti-diarrheal, Anti-infective

Use non-volatile oil from fruit peel to fry Helicophyllum crassipes (after cooking this plant in water) add lemon juice & eat mixture

Use non-volatile oil from fruit peel to fry Helicophyllum crassipes (after cooking this plant in water) add lemon juice & eat mixture

Gastrointestinal Constipation Laxative

Drink mixture of olive oil + sugar before bedtime

Drink mixture of olive oil + sugar before bedtime

Gastrointestinal Gastric acidity Antacid

Use crushed leaves. (Admin. not specified)

Use crushed leaves. (Admin. not specified)

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Gastrointestinal Haemorrhoids Anti-haemorrhoidal

Boil flowers of Nerium Oleander in olive oil & spread on anus

Boil flowers of Nerium Oleander in olive oil & spread on anus

Gastrointestinal Regulate gastric function/ nausea / vomiting Stomachic

Eat fruits pickled in salt or vinegar

Eat fruits pickled in salt or vinegar

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Gastrointestinal Inflammation stomach/ digestive tract Anti-inflammatory

Decoct leaves & drink x3 cups/day

Decoct leaves & drink x3 cups/day

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Gastrointestinal Regulate gastric function/ nausea / vomiting Stomachic

Eat fruits pickled in salt or vinegar

Eat fruits pickled in salt or vinegar

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General Fever Anti-pyretic

Non-volatile oil extracted from olive peels is warmed & rubed over body

Non-volatile oil extracted from olive peels is warmed & rubed over body

General Prevents all diseases Tonic

Drink x1cup of oil on empty stomach mornings

Drink x1cup of oil on empty stomach mornings

Infections Malaria Ant-infective

Cook in water young branches of olive+ Cinchona sp. +Artemisia arborescens + magnesium sulphate + sour lemon & drink mornings

Cook in water young branches of olive+ Cinchona sp. +Artemisia arborescens + magnesium sulphate + sour lemon & drink mornings

Kidney & Urinary Tract Male sexual frigidity (impotence?) Anti-lithic

Extract non-volatile oil from fruit peels & drink x1 cup mornings

Extract non-volatile oil from fruit peels & drink x1 cup mornings

Mens Health Male sexual frigidity (impotence?) Aphrodisiac

Extract non-volatile oil from fruit peels & drink x1 cup morningsmornings

Extract non-volatile oil from fruit peels & drink x1 cup morningsmornings

Musculoskeletal/ joints Facial/ body muscle cramps Anti-spasmodic

1. Apply hot olive oil after a hot shower

2. Boil mixture of olive oil +Ruta bracteosa +Nigella sativa, & massage with hot oil affected areas after hot shower

3. Warm husks of Triticum durum (wheat) in olive oil, spread over cloth & apply locally

1. Apply hot olive oil after a hot shower

2. Boil mixture of olive oil +Ruta bracteosa +Nigella sativa, & massage with hot oil affected areas after hot shower

3. Warm husks of Triticum durum (wheat) in olive oil, spread over cloth & apply locally

Musculoskeletal/ Joints Re-fracture badly mended bone Vulnerary

See Coridothymus capitatus

See Coridothymus capitatus

Musculoskeletal/ Joints Rheumatic pain iback/ legs/ arms Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

1.Decoct root in water & massage externally

2 Cook in olive oil Inula viscosa (see preperation/admin. for this plant)

3. Cook in olive oil ground fruits of Ammi visnaga & use as a massage

1.Decoct root in water & massage externally

2 Cook in olive oil Inula viscosa (see preperation/admin. for this plant)

3. Cook in olive oil ground fruits of Ammi visnaga & use as a massage

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Nervous system Migraine Analgesic

Extract non-volatile oil from fruit peels, boil + roasted, ground seeds of Nigella sativa (can also use vinegar instead of olive oil) & inhale through nose

Extract non-volatile oil from fruit peels, boil + roasted, ground seeds of Nigella sativa (can also use vinegar instead of olive oil) & inhale through nose

Nervous system Paralysis Nervine

1.Cook 1 cup olive oil + 200mg Ruta bracteosa in 3 cups of water & drink mornings 2.Cook in olive oil garlic (Allim sativum) in closed vessel to obtain an ointment & apply to affected area

1.Cook 1 cup olive oil + 200mg Ruta bracteosa in 3 cups of water & drink mornings 2.Cook in olive oil garlic (Allim sativum) in closed vessel to obtain an ointment & apply to affected area

Nervous system Soothe nerves Nervine, Sedative

Decoct leaves in water & drink x 3 cups /day

Decoct leaves in water & drink x 3 cups /day

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None specified Dog bite Anti-infective, Vulnerary

Warm olive oil + Ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) + cooking salt & apply to bite

Warm olive oil + Ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) + cooking salt & apply to bite

Ophthalmology Eye lesions Vulnerary

Use crushed fresh fruit (Admin. Not specified)

Use crushed fresh fruit (Admin. Not specified)

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Oral health Bad breath/ whitens/ strengthens teeth/ gums Unspecified

1. Cook olive leaves in water with Morus sp. leaves & drink

2 Rinse mouth with olive oil or water in which fruits have been pickled (especially for strenthening teeth/gums)

1. Cook olive leaves in water with Morus sp. leaves & drink

2 Rinse mouth with olive oil or water in which fruits have been pickled (especially for strenthening teeth/gums)

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Oral health Toothache/ dental caries Analgesic

1.Decoct root in water & gargle x 3 times /day or as necessary

2 Cook leaves in water add Alum (hydrated double sulphate salt of Aluminium) & gargle

3. Grind dried leaves into powder & after rinsing with araq of dates (date liquor) apply powder to painful area
4. Chew tips of olive branches

5. Cook Majoran sp. +olive oil +cumin + vinegar & aply to tooth

1.Decoct root in water & gargle x 3 times /day or as necessary

2 Cook leaves in water add Alum (hydrated double sulphate salt of Aluminium) & gargle

3. Grind dried leaves into powder & after rinsing with araq of dates (date liquor) apply powder to painful area
4. Chew tips of olive branches

5. Cook Majoran sp. +olive oil +cumin + vinegar & aply to tooth

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Other use Skin care/ massage oil/ softener Unspecified

1 Use oil as basis of oily decoctions, salves & ointments 2.Apply oil alone or mixed with other skin softening substances

1 Use oil as basis of oily decoctions, salves & ointments 2.Apply oil alone or mixed with other skin softening substances

Other use Solvent for preparing traditional formulas & salves Unspecified

Add to olive oil small pieces of the plant plant that is used medicinally, steep 4 weeks in sunlight, then filter through cloth.

Add to olive oil small pieces of the plant plant that is used medicinally, steep 4 weeks in sunlight, then filter through cloth.

Pain Relief Pain Analgesic

Prepare salve (ointment) from oil ( Admin. not specified but probably applied externally)

Prepare salve (ointment) from oil ( Admin. not specified but probably applied externally)

Respiratory Colds Anti-catarrhal, Anti-infective

Crush leaves (Admin. not specified)

Crush leaves (Admin. not specified)

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Respiratory Cough Anti-tussive

Mix olive oil +jam+ honey & drink before sleeping

Mix olive oil +jam+ honey & drink before sleeping

Respiratory Pulmonary diseases Unspecified

Inhale incense made of olive pits (seeds)

Inhale incense made of olive pits (seeds)

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Womens Health Induce labor/ reduces pain Analgesic, Parturient

Decoct resin & drink

Decoct resin & drink

Resin
Womens Health Reduce menstrual bleeding (amount & duration ) Haemostatic

Decoct leaves in water :
1. Drink x2 cups/ day,
or
2 Add to bath & sit for 15 min

Decoct leaves in water :
1. Drink x2 cups/ day,
or
2 Add to bath & sit for 15 min

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Wound Healing Wound healing Vulnerary

Crushed leaves (Admin. not given but probably applied externally)

Crushed leaves (Admin. not given but probably applied externally)

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