Numerous scientific studies that have been conducted to investigate the extracts from this leaf’s beneficial properties gave this leaf the recognition of being a powerful defender against sickness.
The reported benefits of the olive leaf range from supporting the cardiovascular system and the immune system, to promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to preventing diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Olives are cultivated in Mediterranean countries as well as South Australia, Peru and Chile, but are native to Asia and Syria. Olive leaf was used to mummify pharaohs, it was a symbol of heavenly power and was first used medicinally in Ancient Egypt.
More recent knowledge of the olive leaf’s medicinal properties dates back to the early 1800s when pulverised leaves were used in a drink to lower fevers, and few decades later, the green olive leaves were used in tea as a treatment for malaria.
From clinical experience and the researches conducted until now, we can say that supplemental olive leaf can be beneficial in the treatment for conditions associated or caused by a protozoan, retrovirus, virus or bacterium. Among those treatable conditions are: candida infections, meningitis, encephalitis, influenza, human herpes virus 6 and 7, hepatitis B, pneumonia, the common cold, Epstein – Barr virus (EBV), herpes I and II, shingles (Herpes zoster), malaria, dengue, chronic fatigue, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, severe diarrhea, urinary tract, ear and dental surgical infections and HIV/ARC/AIDS.
The bitter substance is a molecule called oleuropein (pronounced O-lee-u-ro-peen), which was first isolated from olive leaf in the early 1900’s. Back in 1962 an Italian researcher discovered the oleuropein’s ability to lower high blood pressure in animals.
European researchers continued to scrutinize oleuropein, and as they were scrutinizing the oleuropein they were quite surprised to learn that it had many additional health benefits like: increasing blood flow in coronary arteries.
As an antioxidant, Olive leaf extract has been shown to be effective in protecting the heart from coronary occlusion and it protects the blood vessels from damage. It is believed to reverse arteriosclerosis, when taken over an extended period of time. Olive leaves are antiseptic and astringent.
Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on the Mediterranean diet which have concluded that the Mediterranean diet acts as a preventative for almost every disease connected with aging. Olive oil plays a major part in the Mediterranean diet and contains oleuropein.
Oleuropein – rich olive leaf extracts safely help treat and or prevent many of the most common age related, chronic, and life threatening diseases of our time.
Source : organichealth.co