Traditionally used to help support blood pressure, cholesterol, fatigue, heart problems, infections and much more. *
Good for lasting yeast infection "My doctors gave p on my 3 eek long yeast infection, (especially bad in my urineway) and the medecine they subscribed was not helping me, thats when I started looking for alternative medecine and came upon olive leaf extract, this taken with silverin ..." -- Kat (fashion designer)
Olive leaf is used in Mediterranean countries as a traditional supportive for the support of a wide variety of health concerns, mainly as antihypertensive and diuretic. It can also be used for its hypoglycaemic, antipyretic and antispasmodic activities, to name only a few. In addition to its use as cholagogue and laxative, the oil can be useful as a solvent for some drugs and in refined form for parenteral preparations.
Description: Trees of up to 10 m in height, easily recognised by their irregular, often gnarled trunks, opposite pairs of oblong, dark green leaves that are silvery below, small, white flowers that have only two stamens and distinctive fruits (olives).
Origin: The cultivated olive is a cultigen of the mediterranean region (Europe, North Africa and western Asia). Commercially grown in the Mediterranean (90%), but also Africa, Australia and South America.
Parts Used: Dried leaf (Oleae folium) and fruit oil (Olivae oleum; cold-pressed from the oily mesocarp).
Therapeutic Category: Traditional anti-hypertensive and diuretic (leaf); cholagogue, mild laxative (oil, internal use); demulcent and emollient (oil, external use).
Preparation and Dosage: A daily dose of about 1 - 2 g of olive leaf has been recommended (taken as infusion, liquid extract or tablet). For internal use, 15 - 30 mL of oil is taken with meals; for external use, the pure oil is applied or it is slightly warmed to body temperature for application to the rectal region or ears.
Acive Ingredients: Leaves contain secoiridoids, including oleuropein (the main compound), ligustroside and oleacein, triterpenoids (oleanolic acid, uvaol), sterols, flavonoids (chrysoeriol and apigenin and luteolin glycosides) and various phenolic acids. Olive oil represents about 30% of the ripe fruit and is rich in triglycerides consisting mainly of oleic acid and linoleic acid.
Health Effects: It is known that oleuropein lowers blood pressure by increasing coronary flow; furthermore, a recent study has shown that oleacein inhibits the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).The German Commission E does not recommend olive leaves or olive oil to help support hypertension.. Oleuropein has significant antispasmodic, antioxidant and lipid-lowering activities.
Status: Traditional health; Pharm.
The sweet oil and bitter leaves of the olive tree are beneficial in supporting disorders related to the large intestine, the liver, and the gallbladder. The oil is nutritive, emollient, and mildly aperient, while the leaves are astringent, antiseptic, antihypertensive, and anti-inflammatory. The oil can be used to help support abrasions, and is mildly laxative whereas the leaves have been historically used to help support lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and fevers.
The oil can be applied externally as a liniment for dry skin and hair to help counteract dandruff. Internally, 1 tablespoon of the oil once or twice daily is a mild laxative. The leaves are can be used internally as a tea for minor feverish complaints, nervous tension, and most commonly to help support healthy blood pressure levels.
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My doctors gave p on my 3 eek long yeast infection, (especially bad in my urineway) and the medecine they subscribed was not helping me, thats when I started looking for alternative medecine and came upon olive leaf extract, this taken with silverin and capryl has now cured me of a haunting and teribble infection and I can therefore only recommend it.
(Profession: fashion designer)
-- November 21, 2005
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