Olive oil has been revered since antiquity for its culinary uses and health benefits. It is even mentioned in the texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam for healing, strength, and consecration. Modern evidence further validates our belief that the oil of the olive is valuable both in our kitchens and as a health and beauty product. President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, "The olive tree is surely the richest gift of heaven."
Jo Ann LeQuang is a professional writer specializing in medical topics and a Christ-follower who blogs at AWretchLike.Me.