Soberbia incorporates all benefits from the olive leaves of the Mediterranean, specifically selected olive trees of the coast of Catalonia
Anti-inflammatory, Anti-irritant, Antioxidant, Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Protection external agents, Firming, Relaxing, Calming
The scientific name for the olive tree is Olea europea.
The name ‘olive’ comes from the Latin term “óleum” which means ‘oil’.
The olive tree forms part of the cultural identity of many Mediterranean civilizations.
Olive trees can live more than 1,500 years.
Due to high demand and prices, olive oil was used in the ancient Mediterranean world as a trade currency and was even sometimes used to pay taxes and salaries.
Ancient Greeks hung olive wreaths on the doors of their homes to ward off bad spirits.
The technique of oil painting began by using olive oil and olive leaves to prepare the pigments.
The cosmetic properties of olive oil and the leaves from the olive tree have always been recognised. The Egyptians discovered them 5,000 years ago and used them to give massages, and to care for and hydrate skin and hair.
The leaves from the olive tree contain vitamin E, which is what gives olive oil its life-lengthening properties. As a cellular antioxidant, it slows the ageing of cells.
Olive oil is denominated as virgin when it is pure juice from the olives without having undergone any chemical treatment.
Over the centuries many cultures have used the leaves from the olive tree to honor and praise the virtues of their heroes and also as a symbol of peace.
The winners of the Greek Olympics were crowned with olive wreaths.
The first Olympic games were officially opened by lighting an olive branch.
In Babylon, a doctor was known as “asu” which means “knower of oils”.
Traditional medicine recommends cooking olive leaves and then using them topically on wounds, as an antiseptic and for healing scars. Extracts obtained from these leaves have been said to have hypertensive properties.
In ancient Egypt it was believed that the olive tree encouraged resurrection, so for this reason olive leaf crowns and olive stones were placed on the dead, as found in the tomb of Tutankhamen.
In the Mediterranean towns of northern Africa, olive oil was a symbol of fertility. The earth represented a woman’s body which would be fertilized by the oil so men anointed their ploughs and tools with it before working the land.