Latin name: Olea europaea
Sanskrit/Indian name: Jaitun
Olives are found in abundance in the Mediterranean. Due to its inherent bitter taste, special processing is required before eating. The fruit’s essential oil is extremely beneficial to eliminate joint sores, which can result in rheumatism and arthritis. The oil is also a mild demulcent, which forms a mild film over the mucous membrane. It is applied externally to treat wounds and minor burns and for psoriasis. Due to its rich vitamin E content, Olives are popular ingredients in skincare products.