Olives benefits are perhaps the most closely associated with history and the growth of civilization than any other ancient food. The folkloric plant referred as “Liquid Gold” to ancient people had a special place in Greek Mythology and all Abrahamic religions.
Islamic Perspective of Olives
Olives in Quran and Hadith is called as Zaitoon. Olive and its tree has been mentioned a number of times both in the Quran and hadith. Olive is considered a “blessed” fruit in Islam and there are number of Quranic verses and Hadith referring towards the Purity and benefits.
In Quran Allah says,
“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as (if there were) a niche and within it a lamp, the lamp is in glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east (i.e., it neither gets sun-rays only in the morning) nor of the west (i.e., nor does it get sun-rays only in the afternoon – but it is exposed to the sun all day long), whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself), though no fire touched it. Light upon Light! Allah guides to His Light whom He wills. And Allah sets forth parables for mankind, and Allah is All-Knower of everything.” [Surah al-Noor 24:35]
Prophet S.A.W. consumed olives himself and recommended its use for various ailments
Abu Aseed said: “The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Eat the oil and use it on your hair and skin, for it comes from a blessed tree.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 1775; see also Saheeh al-Jaami
There are innumerable benefits of Olives for health and well being. I have complied some of the very best and will write about the rest in next articles. Let’s start with the best.
1Heart Health Booster
Heart disease is one of the most deadly and widespread health conditions throughout the world, so people are always looking for ways to improve heart health and defend against all of the factors that can contribute to atherosclerosis, heart attacks, plaque build-up, cardiovascular disease, and strokes. Thanks to powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, extra virgin oil is considered an anti-inflammatory food and cardiovascular protector.