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.
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.
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: