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The Olive Tree and its Properties

The origin of olive tree comes from the Mediterranean area and is rightly characterized as the cultural milestone in the evolution of the Mediterranean Culture.

According to Greek Mythology it was given as a gift from the Greek goddess Athena to humans during her quarrel with Neptune.
In antiquity, the Olympic Champions were crowned with olive branches. Also olive oil, the gold of the Greek Earth, was used to cure skin diseases.

Over 60 pharmaceutical uses of olive oil are mentioned in the Hippocratic Corpus. Olive oil from antiquity until today is known for a variety of uses and properties, such as: antioxidant, antiseptic, soothing, antimicrobial, vasodilator, rheumatic ... It is also rich in vitamin E, contains high amounts of vitamin K, sodium and potassium that are beneficial for the skin and hair.