Research has shown that olive leaves can quickly and consistently lower blood pressure. Olive leaf helps reduce the production of damaging compounds that break down blood vessel walls. This, in turn, helps reduce strain on the cardiovascular system and lower your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, and coronary heart disease.
High doses of olive leaf extract have been shown to help reduce elevated LDL-cholesterol levels and assist in the maintenance of normal blood pressure and heart health.
The detoxifying abilities of this leaf can help to protect the skin and eliminate toxins it that can speed up the aging process. Additionally, the antioxidants found in olive leaf will help soothe oxidative stress in the upper layers of the skin, which can minimize the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and other blemishes. Regular use of olive leaf extract can also improve circulation to the skin, which will speed up the growth and repair of any damaged skin cells.
The compounds found in olive leaf extract are able to prevent the oxidation of LDL or bad cholesterol that causes deposition of plaque in arteries and leads to higher risk of coronary heart diseases. It also increases the risk of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular conditions.
Studies have found that olive leaf is able to increase the production and release of insulin, which will mean better regulation of your blood sugar levels. If you are at high risk for diabetes or have already been diagnosed, it can help manage the potential symptoms. Other active ingredients also minimize your other risk factors for diabetes, such as obesity and high cholesterol.
Olive leaf offers a strong level of protection against neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Regular use of this plant has also been recommended for people following strokes or other acute brain injuries, as it can reduce oxidative stress and help improve cognitive performance.
There are a number of powerful antioxidants found in olive leaf, some of which have been linked to anti-cancer properties. This means that your body will be able to seek out and neutralize free radicals before they cause cell mutation or cancerous growths. The active ingredients in olive leaf can also slow the rate of tumor formation.
Regular use of olive leaf tea can improve digestion and soothe symptoms of bloating and constipation. It re-balances the bacterial levels in the gut, which improves digestion in a major way.
Arthritis is a joint disease that causes swelling and pain in the joints; the key word here is swelling — which means inflammation. Because the olive leaf is an anti-inflammatory agent, it works as a natural arthritis remedy.
An important olive leaf benefit is its ability to fight off infections, including candida infections, meningitis, pneumonia, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, malaria, gonorrhea, shingles and tuberculosis; it also naturally treat ear infections, dental and urinary tract infections.
The olive leaf has antiviral properties, giving it the ability to prevent the common cold as well as treat dangerous viruses. Research shows that olive leaf extracts effectively fight against a number of disease-causing microbes, including some of viruses that cause influenza and other respiratory infections.
The powerful compounds found in olive leaves destroy invading organisms and don’t allow viruses to replicate and cause an infection. In fact, the olive leaf is so beneficial to our health that treatment with olive leaf extracts reversed many HIV-1 infection-associated changes in a study done at the New York University School of Medicine.
Olive trees, scientifically known as Olea europaea, are some of the oldest cultivated plants. Native to the Mediterranean region, olives have been naturalized in dozens of countries and is highly valued for the oil in its fruit.
The olive tree was the symbol of the whole Mediterranean area during ancient times. Thanks to the olives it served as a source of food and olive oil. Also, it was well respected and revered as one of two of the most important Greek mythical trees, along with the oak.
In Greece the olive tree symbolises peace and prosperity, as well as resurrection and hope. This was demonstrated by the events after the burning of Athens by the Persian King Xerxes in the V century BC. Xerxes burned the entire Acropolis city, within which was the centenary of olive trees of Athena, which was also burned. However, when the Athenians entered the scorched city, the olive tree had already grown a branch, symbolising the rapid recuperation and renovation of the Athenians in the face of adversity.
This is probably the historic reason behind the symbol for peace which the olive branch still stands for today.
Dosage: 20-30 drops, 3 times a day.
Talk to your doctor before taking this product if :
you are taking blood pressure medications, as it can cause your pressure to get too low. People who are taking insulin or other blood sugar medicine also should not take olive leaf because it may cause hypoglycemia.
you are taking chemotherapy drugs as it might interfere with their actions (due to its antioxidant properties).
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