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Olive Leaf for Health

Olive Leaf for Health

OLIVE LEAF for Health

Olive Leaves have been traditionally used in folk and western medicine for many years, as an antiseptic, to treat obstinate and intermittent fevers, as a diuretic and febrifuge1. First used in herbal medicine in Ancient Egypt, the leaves were boiled and then sipped as a tea and to mummify their kings. They considered olive leaf a symbol of heavenly power. It has been successfully cultivated in Mediterranean countries, also Chile, Peru and South Australia.

The leaves have been used in modern herbal medicine as an extract since the 1990’s. The reported benefits of olive leaf extract range from promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to supporting the cardiovascular system and the immune system.

Olive Leaves contains a variety of phenolic compounds, oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol, including beneficial flavanoids with antioxidant properties2. Its active ingredient oleuropein is a bitter glycoside that activates immune function and as a tonic for the cardiovascular system. It has been extensively researched for its antimicrobial activity and its ability to help the body deal with infections, particularly in the upper respiratory tract. 
 
The hypotensive effect of olive leaves has also been well documented in vivo, recent study tested a specially prepared olive leaf extract and confirmed dose dependant hypotensive activity when given orally to animals3. It is suspected that improved endothelial function and or calcium channel antagonist activity may be responsible.

Olive Leaf also demonstrates Hypoglycaemic, hypoinsulinemia and hypocholesterolemic activities were demonstrated after oral administration of a leaf decoction of Olea europea var. Oleaster to rats prone to develop obesity, insulin-resistance, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.4
The indications for olive leaf are numerous and there is growing research and evidence on its effectiveness, it is a very useful herb to know about and use at home. 

  
References
1 Braun L, Olive Leaf Extract Olea europaea
2 Bone K, A Clinical guide to blending liquid herbs, 2013
3 Khayyal et al 2002
4 Bone K, A Clinical guide to blending liquid herbs, 2013

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Olive Leaf for Health

The leaves have been used in modern herbal medicine as an extract since the 1990’s. The reported benefits of olive leaf extract range from promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to supporting the cardiovascular system and the immune system.

OLIVE LEAF for Health

Olive Leaves have been traditionally used in folk and western medicine for many years, as an antiseptic, to treat obstinate and intermittent fevers, as a diuretic and febrifuge1. First used in herbal medicine in Ancient Egypt, the leaves were boiled and then sipped as a tea and to mummify their kings. They considered olive leaf a symbol of heavenly power. It has been successfully cultivated in Mediterranean countries, also Chile, Peru and South Australia.

The leaves have been used in modern herbal medicine as an extract since the 1990’s. The reported benefits of olive leaf extract range from promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to supporting the cardiovascular system and the immune system.

Olive Leaves contains a variety of phenolic compounds, oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol, including beneficial flavanoids with antioxidant properties2. Its active ingredient oleuropein is a bitter glycoside that activates immune function and as a tonic for the cardiovascular system. It has been extensively researched for its antimicrobial activity and its ability to help the body deal with infections, particularly in the upper respiratory tract. 
 
The hypotensive effect of olive leaves has also been well documented in vivo, recent study tested a specially prepared olive leaf extract and confirmed dose dependant hypotensive activity when given orally to animals3. It is suspected that improved endothelial function and or calcium channel antagonist activity may be responsible.

Olive Leaf also demonstrates Hypoglycaemic, hypoinsulinemia and hypocholesterolemic activities were demonstrated after oral administration of a leaf decoction of Olea europea var. Oleaster to rats prone to develop obesity, insulin-resistance, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.4
The indications for olive leaf are numerous and there is growing research and evidence on its effectiveness, it is a very useful herb to know about and use at home. 

  
References
1 Braun L, Olive Leaf Extract Olea europaea
2 Bone K, A Clinical guide to blending liquid herbs, 2013
3 Khayyal et al 2002
4 Bone K, A Clinical guide to blending liquid herbs, 2013

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