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Rafiei A, Amjadi O. Mystery of the Holy Quran and Narratives Emphasize the Consumption of Olive. JRH. 2014; 1 (1) :19-33
URL: http://jrh.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-25-en.html

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    Olive is one of the rare plants having special status in catechesis, holy Quran explicitly nominated it and our religious traditions declared its usage frequently. Olive is one of the folklore plants in Mediterranean coasts became a symbol because of high intake of olive and olive products. The present review article aimed to evaluate known effects of olive according to its protective effects on health in order to reveal the reason of Quran and Islamic traditions assertion on olive usage.

  In this article the Prerequisite data was elicited from several sources especially interpretative sources and data banks such as ISI, PubMed, Scopus, Google scholar, ISC, and SID according to key words. Then this information was categorized and analyzed.

  Our results showed why Quran and Islamic narratives emphases on consumption of olive and its compounds. Many investigations have been demonstrated protective effects of olive and its various compounds in prevention and/ or reduction of oxidative stress. On the other hand, these results might demonstrate the significant decreased in rate of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and others in people whom consume high intake of olive and olive products.

  Olive oil has beneficial effects on prevention and improvement of many diseases. Low rate of cardiovascular and cancers diseases in Mediterranean population is because of Mediterranean diet being rich in olive and olive oil utilizing.

  This finding may be a few examples of the endless treasures that lie in the Quran and Islamic traditions, just human knowledge can only increase its decoder.

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Type of Study: Review | Subject: بیوشیمی
Received: 2013/03/17 | Accepted: 2013/11/6 | Published: 2013/11/6

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