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 Interesting FactsOlive oil as an aphrodisiac

Folklore medicine used olive oil an aphrodisiac. On Crete , olive oil which had not been cooked was deemed to be a much more effective aphrodisiac. It was with this belief that many newly weds had to eat bread soaked in the first olive oil of the year. There is a saying in Greece that highlights the aphrodisiac characteristics of olive oil and states that butter is a substance which weakens sexual desire:

“ Eat butter and sleep tight   Take olive oil and play all night ” .

Images used on this page were taken from "Olive Oil - Advice on its correct use" by Nikos & Maria Psilakis by agreement of the authors..