Olive Leaf (Olea Europaea)
Mesopotamia and southern Asia are motherland of olive. According to the archaeological works, olive cultivation dates shows back to the 4000’s in BC. Olive cultivated widely in Mediterranean coastline and western Anatolia in Turkey.
Olive leaf contains resin, tannin, volatile oil and organic acids. Olive uses as a nutrition matter. In addition to, olive leaves use widely in cosmetic and pharmacy sectors. Also, olive leaves use as a natural dye. In the same time the leaves use as a post mordant in the fixing of natural dyes.