This fruit has been cultivated since inmemorial time by the man. nowadays, it enjoys a great reputation due to its recognized therapeutic benefits. Parts pf the olive used for these products
are the leaves and the fruit. According with the composition, leaves have mineral salts, neutral lipids, phospholipids and glycolipids, flavonoids and mainly iridoids. These are considered as the main active components.
The fruit is rich in unsaturated and saturated fatty acids, and a fraction containing sterols, tocopherols, triterpenis and pigments. Moreover, it has a portion of secoiridoicdicos. These components are minorities but, they have a great value, because they are the responsible of high stability. Both, leaves and fruits, are rich in vitamins A, D, E y K.
Emolient, softener and protects, avoids dry skin. It can also be applied on burns and prevent pain caused by insect bites.