The olive tree
The olive tree was a symbol of the goddess Athena.
A symbol of wisdom and excellence. The use of olive oil for therapeutic purposes has been known since 4000 BC.
Aristotle turned the cultivation of olives into a science.
Solon was the first one to establish laws for protecting the olive tree.
Homer likened olive oil to a golden liquid. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, describes it as the perfect treatment.
Over the years, more than 60 different uses of olive oil have been reported. For instance, on treatment of dermatologic diseases, muscle aches, ulcers and cholera, inflammation of the gums, insomnia, nausea, fever and stomach pain.
Also, to our ancestors, the olive tree was a symbol of the Olympic Games and peace.
Before training, athletes were rubbing themselves with olive oil.
Finally, Olympic champions were crowned with wild olive branch, which was the greatest honor.
Until today…the olive tree is a symbol of peace with beneficial properties.