Olive

Formal name

Olea europaea

Other names

Olivier; Itm; Mitan

Description

A small-leaved evergreen tree with silver-gray and green foliage. The fruits are purple.

Part used

fruit oil, leaf

Constituents

bioflavonoids in leaves

Dosage

1-2 tbl; 1-2 droppersful 2x daily; 1-2 capsules or tables 2x daily

Health benefits

used externally for cradle cap and both internally and in enema form for impacted colon; leaves used in tincture for mild hypertension and general cardiovascular tonic; leaf extracts effective antiviral and may be useful for herpes.

CategoryCorrespondences
Body systemscardiovascular, digestive, immune
DeityRa, Minerva, Irene, Athena, Apollo
GenderMasculine
Herb actionlaxative, tonic
Herb categorystimulating tonic
Herbal energywarm
Herbal preparationextract, oiil, tincture
Herbal tastebland
Magical powersfertility, healing, luck, peace, potency, protection
Path2, 4, 28
PlanetSun