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OLIVE OIL. Sweet Oil (Oleum Olivae)





Category: Medical Uses of Some Common Household Articles

This is expressed from the ripe
fruit.

Action and Uses. It is a lubricant. It is added to poultices as an
emollient in pneumonia and skin diseases. Internally, olive oil is
nutritious and laxative, and a purgative in infants in doses of one
teaspoonful. In adults it is a useful remedy in many irritant poisons,
excepting phosphorus. It is given in large doses for gall stones, three to
six ounces at a dose.





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