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Olive

Endemic plant of the Mediterranean region.


Well known since ancient Greek times and deemed as a symbol of glory, wealth and prosperity. The plant has been a part of daily diet, religion and all forms of art throughout time.
According to myth, Athene (the goddess of wisdom and peace) and Poseidon (the god of the sea) once engaged in a contest for the dominion of Athens. Zeus agreed to award the city to the god who produced the best gift for man. Athene then created the first olive tree which she caused to spring forth from the rock of the Acropolis, while Poseidon produced a horse. The gods judged Athens's the better gift and awarded her the city. The plant is still associated with wisdom and peace and remains a symbol of honor dating back to the ancient Olympic Games when it was awarded to winners.
Hippocrates also used it to treat female disorders.

  • Olive is rich in vitamins E and A and polyphenols.

  • Moisturizes and nourishes the skin and hair.

  • Has strong antioxidant properties and protects the skin and hair from free radicals.

  • Helps skin regeneration and increases skin glow.

  • Increases skin elasticity.

  • Has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

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