Table 2: Traditional and contemporary uses of Olea europaea.

S. no.Part/preparation usedAilment/useReference

1Leaves and fruits/infusions and macerationsHypoglycemic, hypotensive[142]
2Decoction or infusion of fruits and leavesAntidiabetic[140]
3Olive oil + lemon juiceTo treat gallstones[139]
4Oil of seeds/taken orallyLaxative[118]
5Decoctions of dried leaves and fruit/oral useDiarrhea, respiratory, and urinary tract infections[119]
6Olive oil/applied on scalpTo prevent hair loss[120]
7Boiled extract of fresh leaves/taken orallyTo treat asthma[124]
8Boiled extract of dried leaves/taken orallyTo treat hypertension[131, 258]
9Leaves extract in hot waterDiuretic[130]
10Olive oilApplied over fractured limbs[132]
11Infusion of leaves/oral useAntipyretic[127]
12Olive fruitSkin cleanser[133]
13Infusion of leaves/oral useAnti-inflammatory, tonic[258]
14Leaf preparationsTo treat gout[134]
15Leaves of O. europaea Antibacterial[135]
16Decoction of leavesAntidiabetic, antihypertensive[138]
17Fruits and leavesHemorrhoids, rheumatism, and vasodilator[136]
18Infusions of leavesEye infections treatment[137]