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Olive oil. In ancient Rome, it was also used as a natural medicine

L’olive oil It held a medical and curative function among many peoples of antiquity (https://www.pilloledistoria.it/5888/storia-antica/etruschi-olio-doliva-come-medicamento-per-lilluminazione e https://www.pilloledistoria.it/5918/medioevo/medioevo-lolio-doliva-come-medicina-cosmetico), including Roman.

Consumed pure or in addition to other beneficial substances, olive oil in Rome was prescribed as if it were a real medicine to relieve different ailments, in particular those of the gut and stomach, like’ulcer and colic of various origins and nature.

And not only: frequently it was also used as antipyretic, or to reduce fever in both adults and children (Photo gives: oplatium.it).