The olive tree is the symbol of friendship and reconciliation, cleansing and healing, light, victory, and richness and, above all, a symbol of peace deriving from the customs of ancient Greece. The tree is a member of the Oleaceae family and withstands drought. It is the source of olives and olive oil, both of which are found in most cultures of the Mediterranean.
Olive oil is largely recognized as one of the healthiest fats you can commonly eat and is frequently used in cooking, for frying foods or as a salad dressing all over the world. Olive oil is also known for the benefits it has for hair, with softening properties as well as providing added shine.