Olive branch since ancient times was considered a symbol of peace and prosperity. Homeland olives considered to be Mediterranean - there is an olive tree or olive tree came to the Crimea and the Caucasus.
The ancient Greeks considered the olive tree divine. One of the ancient Greek legend says that once Pallas Athena and Poseidon, god of the seas argued about who possess Attica. And we decided that it would belong to the one who will make the land for the greatest good deed. Poseidon struck his trident on a rock and scored from it stream. And Athena plunged into a crack rock spear, and it turned into an olive tree. So the goddess to win an argument.
- An evergreen tree with a wide spreading crown of the olive family of up to 8-10 meters tall.
Olivia ash-gray bark with the influx of scales. The older an olive tree, the darker its trunk. With age, he bent, gnarled branches and also Curved.
The leaves are gray-green, leathery, glabrous above, pubescent, silvery-gray. The same leaves stay on the tree for up to three years.
The small flowers are white or colored zhёltovatogo collected in inflorescence panicle up to 30-35 pieces together and smell good.
Blooming olive trees in April and May. Fruit - oblong drupe, elongated shape, which on ripening of green turns into violet. Olive ripens 4-5 months.
Oil 25-40-80% golden-yellow transparent and fragrant contained in the fleshy pericarp. The ripe olive, the more oil in it. Get it by cold pressing.
Olive oil called because it is the first time began to produce oil in the province of Provence in France.
Olive oil is rich in vitamins B, E, A, D, K, polyunsaturated fatty acids, proteins, sugars, carbohydrates. In addition it contains tannins, catechins, phenol carbonic acids, saponins, resins, micro and macro.
Avicenna believed olives, almost a panacea for all ills.
Olive oil has a most beneficial effect on the brain, nervous system, digestion, the heart, blood vessels, bones, teeth and skin.
It protects the body from harmful environmental effects, slows down aging and serves as the prevention of many diseases.
Olive oil has a great influence on a person's appearance.
Australian scientists conducted a series of studies, convinced that the more people consume olive oil, the less they have wrinkles. Therefore, doctors recommend daily diet include olive oil and olives.
Olive oil is part of many cosmetic products.
It can be used with high efficiency in the home cosmetics.
Mask for skin elasticity
1 tbsp. of olive oil mixed with 2 tbsp. tablespoons grated cheese and 1 teaspoon of honey, a good rub and rub on the face for 20 minutes, then rinse with a swab soaked in warm water.
Compresses, anti-aging for aging skin
Heat the olive oil in a water bath, soak them gauze, folded in several layers and apply on face. Cover with towel.
Remove excess oil after 20 minutes, dabbing face with warm wet towel.
The mask for dry and sensitive skin
Turn into a puree half of a small banana, add 1 tbsp. spoon of olive oil, grind well and apply the mixture on your face for 10 minutes. Wash broth linden inflorescences or warm water.
Grate cucumber small, add 1 teaspoon of liquid honey and 1 tbsp. spoon of olive oil, mix well, apply on the skin for 15 minutes, remove swab dipped in chamomile tea or warm water.
Mask for skin laxity
Mix 1 tbsp. of olive oil with 1 teaspoon of carrot juice and 1 chicken egg yolk, mix well, apply on face for 15 minutes.
Rinse with lukewarm water, wash with cool.
2 tbsp. tablespoons olive oil mixed with 2 tbsp. spoons of curd and add as much orange juice to get a creamy mass, mix well and apply on face for 15 minutes.
Rinse with water at room temperature.
For the lips
Mix the olive oil with carrot juice in a ratio of 1: 1 and lubricate the lips of such a mixture 1-2 times a day for 3-4 weeks, 1 times per year.
Lips to remain young age.
For growth, splendor and silky hair
Rub lightly warmed olive oil in the hair roots for 40-50 minutes before washing the head to tie the top with a towel. Then wash with shampoo suitable for the type of hair.
Course 8-10 masks 1-2 times a week.
More on the wet body after bathing or showering is helpful to apply a small amount of olive oil to preserve youthful skin.