Olives: Nature’s Anti-inflammatory

Feb 2, 2006 | Contact Author | By: Rachel Chapman
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Title: Olives: Nature’s Anti-inflammatory
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Originally cultivated for lamp fuel, lubrication and dietary fat, olives are an old favorite. After centuries of discovery from trial and error, uses for olive oil began to emerge in medical and cosmeceutical home remedies. A naturally occurring chemical found in extra virgin olive oil has been found to exhibit non-steroidal anti-inflammatory properties similar to ibuprofen, according to Gary Beauchamp, PhD, director and president, Monell Chemical Senses Center.

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the February 2006 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.