Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning. (Ex 27:20 NIV)
He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. (Luke 10:34 NIV)
Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives. (Luke 21:37 NIV)
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. (James 15:4 NIV)
Health Benefits & Beauty Treatments
Olive oil is the most important food in the Bible. It’s mentioned more than 200 times and is the symbol of goodness, purity and—especially—long life. It’s one of the few specific foods mentioned by Jesus as a healing food, and recorded by Luke the beloved physician.
If you’ve been to Israel, you know that olive trees grow very slowly and attain great age. Some of the original trees at Gethesemane, an olive orchard at the foot of the Mount of Olives, spring from the original trees that were growing there at the time of Christ. The Roman soldiers who sacked Jerusalem in 70 AD tried to destroy the orchard but found it impossible to destroy the roots. Jesus spent His last night before the Crucifixion praying in the Garden of Gesthemane. After He appeared to the disciples, He ascended to heaven from the Mount of Olives.
17 Uses for the Olive
• Since the time of Noah, the olive branch has been a symbol of peace.
• Olive oil is a high energy food; one of the most digestible of all fats.
• Olive oil has been used for a fuel.
• Olive oil has been used in religious ceremonies.
• Olive oil can be absorbed by the skin.
• It’s used as a cosmetic to maintain suppleness of skin, to heal abrasions, sooth sun and windburn. Olive oil gives body and shine to hair.
• It’s been used as a sign of welcome.
• Mixed with wine its been used to soften and heal wounds.
• Folk remedies from ancient times include olive oil and olive leaves as a cure for inflammation of the gums, insomnia, nausea, and boils.
• Olive oil has been made popular in the Mediterranean Diet, which offers protection against heart attack and strokes.
• Olive oil is said to retard cancer growth by strengthening cell membranes, making them better able to resist the invasion of “free radicals.”
• Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E, one of the best antioxidants available.
• Olive oil reduces gastric acidity.
• It protects against ulcers and aids the passage of food through the intestine, preventing constipation.
• Olive oil stimulates bile secretion and provokes contraction of the gallbladder, reducing risk of gallstones.
• Olive oil aids in bone growth and is suitable for expectant and nursing mothers.
6 Folk Remedy Beauty Treatments
1. For Shining Hair. After shampooing, rub in a mixture of olive oil and egg yolk, juice of a lemon and a little beer. Leave in for five minutes and wash out.
2. To Prevent Dandruff. Rub a mixture of olive oil and cologne into the hair and scalp. Rinse.
3. For Dry Skin. Make a face mask with an avocado and olive oil. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse.
4. To Prevent Wrinkles. Rub a mixture of olive oil and the juice of lemon into the skin before bed.
5. For Weak Nails. Soak your nails for five minutes in warm olive oil. Then pat them with white iodine.
6. To Clear Acne. Try a mixture of 8 oz of olive oil and 10 drops of lavender oil.
This information has been quoted from Miracle Food Cures From the Bible by Reese Dubin and Healing Foods From the Bible published by the Globe Digest Series. I've referred to both of these excellent books for years! Get one or both if you're serious about learning how to achieve optimal health the Bible way.
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