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.