Olive Leaf Extract Benefits
Olive Leaf Extract Benefits
It is documented that the olive tree can live thousands of years and is disease resistant. Two giant olive trees in the town of Arraba and five trees in Deir Hanna (both in Israel’s Galilee region) have been determined to be over 3000 years old, and all continue to produce olives. According to scientific surveys, there are tens of ancient olive trees throughout Israel that are 1600-2000 years old; several trees in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem are claimed to date back to the time of Jesus. A tree located in Santu Baltolu di Carana in Sardinia, Italy is claimed to be 3000 to 4000 years old.
Branches of the olive tree have been a symbol of abundance, glory and peace. In the book of Genesis in the Bible, when God flooded the world saving only Noah and his family, Noah sent a dove out to find dry land. The dove came back with an olive leaf in her mouth, and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. In fact, the olive tree and olives are mentioned over 30 times in the Bible. It is believed the ancient Egyptians were the first to recognize that the olive leaf had extraordinary powers. They considered the leaf a symbol of heavenly power and extracted its oil and used it to mummify their kings.
Late in the 19th century, scientists investigating olive leaf’s medicinal properties isolated a phenolic compound, oleuropein, and determined it to be part of the olive tree’s powerful disease-resistant properties. It is present throughout the olive tree and is the bitter material that is eliminated from the olives when they are cured.
In the 1850’s, medical reports described how olive leaves cured malaria. In 1969, Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company researchers performed laboratory studies on the effect of elenolic acid (the active ingredient in oleuropein) on viruses and found that it killed every virus that it was tested against. Many studies have been performed throughout Europe and the United States scientifically backing olive leaf extract as a strong antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic agent, and it does not harm beneficial bacteria.
Most, if not all, man-made antibiotics suppress the immune system. Overuse of these drugs has created a crop of ‘superbug’ germs (streptococci, staphylococci, mycobacteria, clostridia, pseudomonas, salmonella, etc.) that are completely unaffected by modern antibiotics. Olive leaf extract is increasingly being used as a replacement for synthetic drugs, and many health care professionals are adding olive leaf extract in their patients’ treatment. Patient testimonies of their treatment have been overwhelming in the support of the use olive leaf extract.
Olive leaf extract has been found to be effective in the prevention and treatment of many diseases. So many, in fact, that I am able to name only a few: Athlete’s foot, bladder infections, botulism, chicken pox, chlamydia, colds and flu, cold sores, diarrheal diseases, ear infections, E. coli, Epstein-Barr virus, food-borne illnesses, fungal infections, hepatitis A, B and C, herpes, HIV virus, human papillomavirus, malaria, measles, meningitis, mumps, pelvic inflammatory disease, plague, pneumonia, polio, rabies, ringworm, salmonella, sexually transmitted diseases, shingles, smallpox, strep throat, tropical illnesses, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, warts, and yeast infections. (So, I named more than a few. Couldn’t help it.) Also, experiments using olive leaf extract in the treatment of AIDS have shown positive results.
In addition, olive leaf extract has been found to have other health benefits: Lowers blood pressure and prevents the progression of other forms of heart disease; Reduces hypertension and arrhythmia; Lowers cholesterol; Lowers blood sugar levels; Relieves inflammation related to arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis; Improves symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and related disorders; Contains some of the most powerful antioxidants known; Fights free radical production, protecting against cancer; Eradicates parasites, from microscopic protozoa to intestinal worms; Increases energy; and Stimulates the immune system.
Research indicates that even amounts many times greater than the recommended usage do not produce toxic or other adverse side affects. But, because olive leaf extract is such a potent healing supplement, it may possibly cause detoxification symptoms.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could eliminate life threatening diseases? There’s only one downside – the pharmaceutical companies won’t be happy. Please visit my website, http://www.edennaturalproductsresource.com, to learn more on olive leaf extract products manufactured by a 12-year old company whose extraction process is so unique, it has been awarded patent protection from the U.S. Government.
REFERENCES AND OTHER RESOURCES:
Olive Leaf Extract – A New/Old Healing Bonanza For Mankind, James R. Privitera, MD
The Olive Leaf – A Rising Herbal Star Healing Infections and Much, Much More, Health/Science Newsletter
Nature’s Antibiotic – Olive Leaf Extract (book), Dr. Morton Walker
The Olive Leaf: Unequalled Immune Support for Health and Longevity (Nature’s Secret for Vibrant Health) (book), National Life Extension Research Institute
Olive Leaf Extract – Potent Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antifungal Agent (book), Jack Ritchason N.D.
Olive Leaf Extract Can Help Tackle High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, Medical News Today
Anti-HIV activity of olive leaf extract (OLE) and modulation of host cell gene expression by and OLE treatment, Sylvia Lee-Huang, et. al., Dept. of Biochemistry, New York University School of Medicine