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J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019 Jan 7. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12838. [Epub ahead of print]

Olive oil in pharmacological and cosmetic traditions.

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1
Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
2
Unit of History of Medicine and Bioethics, Department of Molecular Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
3
Department of Science of Health, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy.

Abstract

Among the numerous natural substances used in medical remedies, oil certainly plays an important role and, over the centuries, there have been many functions and properties attributed to it. We present the processes that have seen it as protagonist in the pharmacological field and in the cosmetic field.

KEYWORDS:

cosmetics; olive oil; pharmacology

PMID:
30618094
DOI:
10.1111/jocd.12838

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