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 Olive

Olive

The olive is one of the most popular medicinal plants used in body care. Its oil is also one of the oldest on Earth. It is almost impossible to imagine cooking nowadays without this oil. It is not only extremely flavoursome, it also contains many essential nutrients. Olive oil is composed of almost 80% monounsaturated fatty acids and is rich in natural vitamin E as well as flavours and aromas. This particular composition protects the heart and blood vessels and reduces cholesterol levels. Furthermore, it has a positive effect on the metabolism of fat and reduces the risk of diabetes.


 Olive

Olive oil is also ideally suited for use in skin care, particularly on extremely dry skin. Its monounsaturated fatty acids are very similar to the lipids in our skin. This means they can be easily absorbed by the skin. They penetrate even deeper layers of skin, where they bind the moisture. In his herbal in 1577, Hieronymus Bock described just how well established and versatile the olive tree, its fruits and its oil are. For example, he recommended rubbing the oil into the skin to improve health and mobility.

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At alkmene®, we also use the essential oil of this medicinal plant in our products. Our modern formulas contain organic olive oil and other high-quality ingredients.