Olive

Olea europaea

Folk names: 

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Antiatherogenic

  • Antiatherosclerotic

  • Antibacterial

  • Anticancer

  • Antifungal

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Ati-ischemic

  • Antimicrobial

  • Antioxidant

  • Antiseptic

  • Antitumor

  • Antiviral

  • Astringent

  • Febrifuge

  • Hypoglycemic

  • Hypolipidemic

  • Hypotensive

  • Neuroprotective

  • Styptic

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Gender: Masculine

Astrological Sign:

Divinities: 

  • Apollo (Greek)

  • Athena (Greek)

  • Irene (Greek)

  • Minerva (Roman)

  • Ra (Hindu)

Taste: Astringent, Bitter

Energy: Cooling, Drying

Parts Used: Leaves, Fruit, Oil

Sources

​Magical Uses

  • Beauty

  • Fertility

  • Fidelity

  • Healing

  • Home Blessing

  • Luck

  • Lust

  • Peace

  • Protection

  • Spell Enhancer

Carrier Oil: Olive Base for Infusions

Olive oil has one of the longest shelf-lives compared to other carrier oils used to blend baths, anointing oils, essential oil blends, etc. It's properties are stronger than that of vegetable oil and it is more shelf stable than Almond or Grapeseed oils.