Olive

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What other names is Olive known by?

Acide Gras Insaturé, Acide Gras Mono-Insaturé, Acide Gras n-9, Acide Gras Oméga 9, Common Olive, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Feuille d'Olivier, Green Olive, Huile d'Assaisonnement, Huile d'Olive, Huile d'Olive Extra Vierge, Huile d'Olive Vierge, Jaitun, Manzanilla Olive Fruit, Monounsaturated Fatty Acid, n-9 Fatty Acid, Oleae europaea, Oleae Folium, Olivae Oleum, Olive Fruit, Olive Fruit Pulp, Olive Leaf, Olive Oil, Olive Pulp, Olives, Olivo, Omega-9 Fatty Acids, Pulpe d'Olive, Salad Oil, Sweet Oil, Unsaturated Fatty Acid, Virgin Olive Oil.

What is Olive?

Olive is a tree. People use the oil from the fruit and seeds, water extracts of the fruit, and leaves to make medicine.

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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