I find this quite disturbing and I want to let you know about it. It is one of these green type tree leaves that makes me wonder why we do not pay more attention to nature. I am speaking about Olive Tree Leaves.
What are olives tree leaves good for?
Scientists are agreeing that olive fruits are not the only ingredient from olive trees that are good for you.
Extract from olive tree leaves is also highly beneficial for you. The extract can treat many diseases and unwanted conditions. For instance, if you know how to use the leaves, you can improve your cardiovascular system.
Similarly, you can regulate your blood pressure. But the one that has caught my attention today is the ability of this leaf to prevent diabetes and Alzheimer’s diseases.
People confronted with Alzheimer’s is growing daily. If you just need a leaf to prevent it, then I would suggest that we all plant an olive tree in our garden or at least get some leaves to prevent this disease.
Not that the leaves can also be used to boost your energy levels too.
What scientists say about olive tree leaves extract?
There has been a lot of studies lately about the extract. If you are a user of olive oil, then you’ll know that there is a somehow bitter, tangy and pungent flavor associated with the oil. This flavor is provided by what is called the ‘Oleuropein’ properties of the olive.
Oleuropein is the main substance within the oil that provides most of the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and disease-fighting properties.
The oleuropein substance
What is of high interest is that oleuropein was fed to animals with cancer tumors. Within 9 to 12 days, the tumors completely regressed and disappeared (you find out more on this study here: Hamdi HK, Castellon R. Oleuropein, a non-toxic olive iridoid, is an anti-tumor agent and cytoskeleton disruptor. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Sept. 2; 334(3):769-78.)
Recent studies show that the extract of the leaves dramatically reduces the risk to your heart from developing coronary occlusion. It also prevents blood vessels from damage.
If you take the extract for a long period of time, you will also reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a very dangerous condition. If you have this condition you can have a heart attack or stroke.
Many dietitians are now using these facts to develop ‘Mediterranean type Diets’. The aim is to increase the intake of organic olive oil. The outcome is a better, healthier, and greener lifestyle.
There are many places available for you to buy the extract. For instance, you can find them in supermarkets, drug stores, pharmacies, and in your local herbal type shop.
You can also get it on the web. I provide you with a link for you to buy it. The link provides you a choice of different extracts. I usually buy the best seller one.
In the 19th century, olive tree leaves have been used to fight many different diseases. For instance, lowering a fever is difficult, thus in those days, people used olive tree teas to reduce body temperature.
In other areas, the leaves were used to make tea. The idea was that if the leaves were good for fever, they should be good to treat malaria.
In essence, as the leaves are full of antibacterial properties they can treat a large number of diseases. Nowadays, these leaves fight conditions such as pneumonia, colds and the flu, diarrhea, hepatitis B, Herpes I and II, chronic fatigue, gonorrhea, urinary tract infections, ear infections, meningitis, encephalitis, Herpes zoster type 6 and 7, dental surgery and HIV\AIDS. And the list is still growing.
So if you do not really like the extract, you can always use an olive tree leaves tea. As I said, it is full of antibacterial properties and can only be good for you. And if you ask yourselves where you can get it, then click on the below picture. You’ll be able to choose from a selection of tea.
Et voila! Now you know that the leaves and its extract, as well as tea, are highly beneficial for your body. You can fight many diseases just by using the antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties of the leaves.
Cancer and Alzheimer’s are among these and the extract can help prevent many dangerous conditions. I have provided you a link where you can get these extracts and teas. Now you just need to take action and get the benefit of it all.
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