The Olive oil is of significance no wonder almost all tribes and cultures use it. The UN used it as a symbol of peace in their flag, It is mentioned in the old testament, that is why the christians valued it. ALLAH mentioned the olive in 4 different chapters of the holy Qur’an while the prophet mentioned it significance and uses in his traditions.
Health Benefits ( to mention but a few) :
۩ Reduced Heart disease risk
۩ Protective effect regarding depression risk
۩ Reduce breast cancer risk
۩ Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
۩ Strengthen body muscles
۩ Slow down aging
۩ Common cold
۩ Respiratory diseases.
Olive (Zaitoon) in Holy Quran
And out of the datepalm and its spathe come forth clusters of dates hanging low and near and gardens of grapes, olive and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety and taste). Look at their fruits when they begin to bear and the ripeness thereof. Verily! In these things there are signs for people who believe. (6:99)
“With it He causes to grow for you the crops, the olives, the date-palms, the grapes and every kind of fruit. Verily! In this is indeed an evident proof and a manifest sign for people who give thought”. (16:11)
“Lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east (i.e. neither it gets sun-rays only in the morning) nor of the west (i.e. it gets sun-rays in the afternoon), whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself), though no fire touched it.” (24:35)
“By the fig and the olive. By mount Sinai. By this city of security (Makkah).Verily,We created man in the best stature (mould).” (95: 1-4)
Olive (Zaitoon) in Hadith
۞ Abu Usayd Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says. “Rasulullah ( ﷺ – Sallallaho ‘Alaihi Wa’sallam) said:
‘Use olive oil in eating and for rubbing (on the body), for it is from a mubaarak (blessed) tree”‘.
۞ It was narrated from ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ ) said:
‘Season (your food) with olive oil and anoint yourselves with it, for it comes from a blessed tree.”
- Olive fruit is used for medicine and food
- Olive oil is extracted and used for medicine, cook and cream
- Olive seed is also good for medicine
- Olive is used in powdered form too