- Information about Spanish Olives
- The Olive tree and its fruit the Olive
- How to obtain Olive Oil
- Oil Qualities and Oil Quality
- Classification of Olive Oils
- Interesting Facts
Olive 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..