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Olive Leaf Extract

The olive tree is a tree of many uses. Olive oil is collected from the fruits and seeds, and it is popular as with health advocates as the healthiest fat on earth. Olive leaves, on the other hand, are used for medicine, because these olive leaves produce massive amounts of oleuropein. High quality olive leaf extract has a bitter flavour and a strong, sharp smell, because of the presence of this oleuropein. The healing power of olive leaves has been recognized since the time of the Egyptians. As a matter of fact, these Egyptians saw the olive leaf as a symbol of heavenly power, and they used olive leaf extracts to mummify their kings.

Olive Leaf Extract Benefits

Olive leaf extract contains oleuropein, which is a compound with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the benefits of taking olive leaf extract are: It prevents heart attack and stroke because it helps to support the cardiovascular system by maintaining a normal and healthy heart. It helps lower levels of cholesterol and regulate the blood pressure. It prevents some forms of cancer and slows deterioration of the cognitive functions.

Olive leaf extracts also contain a chemical called elenolic acid, which give it powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Because of this, olive leaf extract is also used to treat a lot of conditions, from constipation, to jaundice, to arthritis, to intestinal gas, and even gallbladder disease. It strengthens the immune system and good bacteria in the gut a boost. It assists in infections like influenza, the common cold, herpes, and shingles. When applied topically, it cures ringing ears, wounds, minor burns, stretch marks, and even protects the skin from ultraviolet (UV) light.

Olive Leaf Extract Side Effects

Side effects to taking olive leaf extracts include dull headaches, muscle and joint pain, nausea, sweating, and sore throat.

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