It has been proven that 4,000 years ago olive oil was already regarded a real cure-all in Mediterranean countries. Pharaoh Ramses II was said to use olive oil to fight all sorts of disorders. In Western medicine olive oil has been used to treat health problems since the XII century, and Hildegard von Bingen recommended it for many different ailments.

Modern science has shown olive oil to contain over 1,000 active biological ingredients, including some that can thin the blood and prevent heart attacks.

Unsaturated fatty acids account for 76% of olive oil. The protective action of unsaturated oleic acid is very beneficial for blood circulation and makes it a real cure-all for the human body.

Besides oleic acid, the phenols found in olive oil are also beneficial for their anti-oxidizing properties, as are the vitamins, especially vitamin E and carotene. 

Anthropologists also refer to olive oil as "middle oil". Due to its unique composition, it should be the oil of choice even in the diet of sucklings and toddlers, since oleic acid plays a crucial role in cell development - small wonder, since oleic acid is also found in breast milk.

In a nutshell, olive oil can:

  • Reduce LDL cholesterol while at the same time raising "good" cholesterol levels

  • Have a beneficial action on blood circulation and the heart, preventing heart attacks and/or thromboses

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Thin the blood

  • Stimulate bile flow

  • Assist digestion and act as a healthy laxative

  • Prevent cancer and delay ageing

  • Treat and cure skin problems

  • Contribute to adequate blood sugar levels in diabetic patients

  • Have a beneficial effect on weight control