- What other names is Olive known by?
- What is Olive?
- How does Olive work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Olive.
Likely Effective for...
- Use as a mild laxative for constipation.
Possibly Effective for...
- Lowering cholesterol in people with high cholesterol levels.
- Lowering blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
- Reducing the risk of heart diseases and heart attack.
- Decreasing the chance of getting serious conditions like breast cancer and colorectal cancer. However, there is no evidence olive oil can help treat these conditions.
Possibly Ineffective for...
- Softening earwax.
- Treating pain associated with ear infections.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Diabetes, gallstones, liver disorders, migraine headache, gas, minor burns, skin conditions, hayfever, lice, infections such as the flu, the common cold, meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), herpes, shingles, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, urinary tract and surgical infections, osteoarthritis , rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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