For more than four thousandyears, the olive tree has been a symbol
ofabundance, peace, and longevity. Gifted by agoddess, revered by
ancient cultures, and protectedby emperors, the olive tree and its
precious fruithave played important roles in civilization.
Oliveoil's mystical glow has been a magical ingredient inreligious
and spiritual rituals and a therapeuticresource to cure ailments
and diseases. It was usedto anoint kings (often poured directly on
theirheads), and it became a "monarch" itself when itbecame known
as the king of all oils.
In ancient Greece, athletesritualistically smeared it all over
their bodiesbefore engaging in physical exercise, and winnerswere
crowned with olive branch wreaths. In Rome,gladiators oiled their
bodies as they prepared forcompetition.
The ancient Egyptians, who alsoused olive oil for cosmetics and
medicine, believedthe olive tree to be a gift from the gods that
wouldbestow beauty, power, and love to its users.Celebrated
physician and Father of MedicineHippocrates recommended the use of
olive oil forcuring ulcers, cholera, and muscular pain.
Olive Oil has been called LiquidGold due to its various therapeutic
uses and evergrowing benefits for maintaining fitness, health
Olive Oil is used to soften theskin in eczema and psoriasis, and in
massage, andused to prevent stretch marks; therefore, it isemployed
in the preparation of soaps, ointments, andliniments.