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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 5
First page : ( 593) Last page : ( 595)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00112.8

Beneficial Effects of Olive Oil on Human Health-A Review

Harshitha C1,*, Murthykumar Karthikeyan1, Deepak Anupama2, Dr. Dhanraj3

1Final year BDS, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India

21St Year BDS, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India

3Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mayorbosspromo@gmail.com, hoh.nat@rambler.ru

Online published on 21 June, 2016.

Abstract

The use of artificially synthesized pharmaceutical drugs are not generally preferred as they may have adverse effects on the body. So natural alternatives are increasingly used for the treatment or prevention of various diseases. Olive oil obtained from olive (the fruit of Olea europea) has a variety of health benefits and it is a very effective naturally available alternative. In this article, the health benefits of olive oil with a special regards to the oral cavity are discussed. Olive oil is used to treat heart diseases, cancer, plaque formation and many more conditions. It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral and also anticancerous action to an extent.

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Keywords

Olive oil, tooth, coronary heart disease, antioxidant, anticancer, anti microbial.

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