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Used for medicinal healing by ancient Egyptians, the olive leaf was once considered a symbol of heavenly power and continues to be used by alternate health practitioners, who believe that the olive fruit, its leaves and oil provide the following health benefits.
Prevents seasonal ailments. Mixing a teaspoon of crushed olive leaves in boiling water and inhaling the steam from the mixture for a few minutes twice a day can help relieve colds, sore throats, congestion and the severity of asthma attacks. For people vulnerable to migraines, massaging lukewarm olive oil on the temples and dabbing a few drops on the eyelids helps relax the nerves and provides immediate relief from the pain. Continue reading