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Olive Leaf Extract

The olive tree (Olea europaea) has a long history of cultivation in Mediterranean regions, not only for its fruit and the olive oil produced from it, but also for the medicinal properties of Olive Leaf Extract from its leaves. Olive leaf’s antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties may help to both prevent and treat colds and flu. Olive leaf extract may help prevent infection, assist recovery and strengthen a weakened immune system.

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Olive Leaf Extract Info

The olive tree (Olea europaea) has a long history of cultivation in Mediterranean regions, not only for its fruit and the olive oil produced from it, but also for the medicinal properties of its leaves. The ancient Egyptians first used olive leaf both as a medicine and to mummify pharaohs. They considered olive leaf a symbol of heavenly power. From the 1800s research into olive leaf revealed it as a potent treatment for malaria and high fevers. Its active ingredient oleuropein is a bitter glycoside that boosts immune function and is a tonic for the cardiovascular system.

Olive Leaf Extract Benefits

Olive leaf’s antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties may help to both prevent and treat colds and flu. In fact any acute or chronic condition due to a viral, retroviral, bacterial, yeast or protozoal infection may potentially benefit from treatment with olive leaf. These include candida, herpes simplex, shingles, glandular fever, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, hepatitis B, meningitis, malaria, RTIs, ENTs, UTIs, STDs and surgical infections. Olive leaf may help prevent infection, assist recovery and strengthen a weakened immune system.

In addition the bitter principle in olive leaf helps stimulate the liver and promote digestion. Olive leaf has several specific cardiotonic properties, being hypotensive, vasodilatory, reducing arrhythmias, increasing central and peripheral circulation. It is a potent antioxidant, helps maintain balanced blood sugar levels and healthy cholesterol levels.

Olive Leaf Extract Side Effects

Safe when taken as directed. Temporary nausea and discomfort may be experienced in the initial stages of treating chronic conditions, as toxic micro-organisms die and overload eliminative channels.

Product Reviews

  • Excellent product

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    I have used this product for a number of years and always have on hand if there's a sign of any cough, cold or flu bugs. Very effective and fast-acting. Works usually every time - except for that horrid flu-like long-duration cold bug that hit this winter... but I'm sure it helped ease the symptoms till I was fully recovered.

    Mary

    15/09/17

  • Great Product

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    I can't praise this product enough. I came back from overseas and walked right into that awful cold that everyone was sporting mid-August. Then came the pollen. My nose was like a tap. I have been taking this morning and night since then and it has helped so much to clear my head and keep it clear.

    Shirley

    14/09/17

  • Excellent

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    I have been using Olive leaf extract 25,000 for 2yrs now and have found it a great product to improve my immunity. It was recommended by a friend after I was seriously ill with Bacterial Meningitis! I switched manufacturers last month due to 'goodhealth' being cheaper.
    This past Winter, I combine it with Ester-C and have not had a 'Cold' for the first time for many years.

    Celia

    7/09/17

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