Botanical name: Olea europaea
Olive leaf extract is known as one of the best “natural doctors””. People use it to ward off a cold or virus coming on. This isn’t some “newfangled cure”. Olive leaf extract was said to have often been used to successfully cure some with malaria long before modern medicine came along. The olive tree can live for over 100 years by warding off parasites, bacteria, and things that would normally “attack” a tree…it was found that oleuropein in a certain part of the leaf was what naturally fought these foreign bodies. Tried in humans at a dosage of 18% or more it was found to cure everything from fever blisters to viruses to parasites to naturally curing high blood pressure in an astonishing number of study participants.
“Bioassays support its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effects at a laboratory level. A liquid extract made directly from fresh olive leaves recently gained international attention when it was shown to have an antioxidant capacity almost double green tea extract and 400% higher than vitamin C.”
Olive leaf is commonly used to fight colds and flu, yeast infections, and viral infections such as the hard-to-treat Epstein-Barr disease, shingles and herpes. Olive leaf has been shown to reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or bad cholesterol. Researchers have found that olive leaf lowers blood pressure and increases blood flow by relaxing the arteries. Recent research has shown that olive leaf extracts may reduce infarct volume, brain edema, blood-brain barrier permeability, and improve neurological deficit scores after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (stroke).
Olive leaf extract is used by many for anti-aging and has replaced green tea as the natural “take it daily and stay well” cure-all.
Olive leaf extract is actually being used at some cancer centers as it has shown promising results in naturally fighting some types of tumors, due to it’s free radical fighting properties.
Preparation: 3 drops daily should be enough, not exceeding 6.You want to clear things out slowly as you don’t want to shock your system too much at once.
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Olive Leaf Precautions
Olive leaf lowers blood pressure, consult your physician if taking blood pressure medication. May increase the effects of blood thinning medications such as Warfarin.