Olive leaf is extracted from the leaves of the Olive tree in the Mediterranean. It was first used as medicine in Ancient Egypt. For centuries olive leaf was both a food and a home remedy used in many Mediterranean countries. Since the 1800s olive leaf has been a subject of different researches.
Olive leaf is organic and an antioxidant full of vitamin C, zinc, iron, beta carotene and selenium. It increases blood flow and energy thereby giving the energy levels a boost. Olive leaf can be of benefits to people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and arthritis.
Olive leaf can cause the viruses to become inactive and thus prevent them from spreading. It is used with great results to restrain the flu viruses, the HIV virus and herpes viruses. Olive leaf is an effective natural antibiotic with the ability to wipe out bacteria, fungi, viruses and yeasts. Very often it is used for the treatment of Candida and psoriasis skin infections.
For thousands of years olive leaf was a home remedy to reduce fevers. Since late 1800s in Europe olive leaf tea has also been used to treat malaria. It is shown to be more effective than quinine. Poultices made with olive leaves are excellent for skin infections and a great natural treatment for shingles.
Olive leaf is a natural treatment for hyperglycaemia, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. In the Mediterranean such as Spain it is often used to relieve rheumatism pain, arthritis pain, gout and fever.
Olive leaf is one natural remedy that is most effective against antibiotics resistant bacteria. It gets rid of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, flukes, yeasts, worms and parasites that could cause illnesses in a non-invasive and non toxic way.
Olive leaf is available as tincture, capsules and leaves. It is highly recommended that you take the olive leaf tea with food. A woman who is pregnant or nursing should avoid taking olive leaf because it is very potent. Those who are on prescribed antibiotic must not take olive leaf while on the medication. Olive leaf could interfere with the medicine and cause side effects.