19 Mar Extra virgin olive oil phenolic compound oleacanthal.
If you put a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil in you mouth and let it slid down of the back of your throat, you will experience a sting. New discoveries shows that Oleacanthal is responsible for that back of the throat irritation that might even bring tears to your eyes.
It has been found out that Oleacanthal have the same properties than the anti inflammatory drug Ibuprofen.
Over a period of time, consuming extra virgin olive oil may a help people with inflammatory conditions by reducing their intake of Ibuprofen and its side effects.