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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

  • Great product

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    I take this over winter - one a day as a preventative. If I'm travelling (on planes) or sick I up the does to 3-4 a day. Keeps me well over winter.

    Sharon

    25/07/17

  • Doing the trick so far!

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    Started on these around the first week of June due to having a horrendous sinus infection leading to earache and almost complete deafness. I'm not really one for herbal supplements but I've been taking 1 tablet morning and night religiously and haven't had anything more than a few sniffles (I should add I have a 3 yr old who brings home germs from daycare), I'll keep final judgement till the cold season is over for this year but things are looking really good so far, I'd would recommend trying them to anyone with littlies who like to share their germs :)

    Nicky

    21/07/17

  • Viralex Attack

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    Only just started taking Viralex as over the discomfort of the ills of winter. Should have taken it long ago. It has eased symptoms and I've got through the worst quicker then in the past. I will now order the Viralex Everyday Immune Support and will always keep on hand for the future.

    Carolyn

    19/07/17

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