Olive oil is the base of good health. In the Hippocratic Code olive oil has a distinct place for most conditions.
The best quality #oliveoil is taken when the olives are not yet mature. Also, when the olives are just starting to mature. The medicinal olive oil must be a produce of smoothly pressed olives which is clean without elements from the seed.
Olive oil is central to Ancient Greek science as it was considered a major ingredient by Asklepios (Asclepius/Roman Aesculapius/ Greek Ασκληπιός) the Greek Ancient God of medicine, son of Apollo and ancestor of the Asklepiades (Asclepiades, Greek: Ασκληπιάδες), which is the ancient Greek guild of doctors. It is also mentioned with awe by the
Roman Historian Plinius (Major) in his
amazing work "Naturalis Historia".
Today you can find olive oil from immature olives in Greece in rural areas in many homes as almost all households have their own olive trees and it is also used from small enterprises for cosmetics and herb medicine. It is bitter and difficult to get used to it when it's in your salad, but if you find it it's worth it. In most countries you can find it in gourmet sections of the supermarket or deli stores . It is important to be cold pressed.
Today's recipe is:
250ml extra virgin #coldpressed olive oil
St John's Wort
1. Take a glass vase with 250ml liquid capacity and a lid
2. Boil some fresh water in a pot and put the glass vase inside to boil it for 5 minutes
3. Take the vase out and leave it in a clean cotton cloth
4. When the vase is dry inside, poor the olive oil and put inside the St John's Wort herb. Let the oil to spill a little so that you are sure the bottle is completely full.
5. Put the lid on (not cork) and leave in a dark place with as stable temperature as possible (not over 20 degrees) for at least 1 month.
6. After the month take the herb out of the vase or poor the olive oil in a glass bottle prepped in the same way as the vase was.
You can use this oil on the skin for wound healing, and as anti-inflammatory for a first degree burn.
Also drink it (1-2 teaspoons a day) for wounds in the gastrointestinal system like ulcer, as antidepressant and for insomnia or bad sleep.
*Danai Fassouli is a writer, self-development, Feng Shui and ancient physiognomy consultant, and a healer traveling around the world with the sole purpose to decode the ancient sacred truths and use them for her personal development as well as to spread them to all women that want to work for their own health of the mind, body, and soul. Contact Danai for consultation here.
*The articles are purely informative and do not replace the nutritionist; doctor and/or the psychologist and generally any specialist in physical and mental health.