Used as an ink, olive is also edible, medicinal and the symbol of peace, glory and abundance. Olive oil is used for everything from salad dressings to ointments. The Ancient Greeks smeared it on their skin as a matter of good health and grooming. Recent research suggests that olive leaf may be a true antiviral with compounds that selectively block an entire virus-specific system not addressed by pharmaceutical antibiotics. It is also known for protecting against cardiovascular disease and protecting the central nervous system.
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