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Olive Leaf Extract for Immune Support Antidiabetes and Anti-Tumor Properties

For a thousand years olive leaf extract has been used as a folk remedy, extracted from the leaves of olive trees. It is natural, non-toxic and very effective. Scientific research has shown that the active ingredient, oleuropein, has vast healing powers because it actually eliminates the viruses, fungi, bacteria, and other parasites that cause disease. It is regarded as a cure-all because it strengthens the immune system and prevents viral diseases along with other health benefits.

Olive leaf extract eliminates symptoms of infections including yeast, fungal, bacterial and viral and other parasitic protozoan.

Olive leaf extract strengthens the immune system and prevents viral diseases such as HIV, Epstein-barr, Herpes and Influenza. It alleviates sore throats, chronic sinusitis, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Olive leaf extract is a natural method of treating chronic fatigue syndrome, athlete’s foot, arthritis, psoriasis and the common cold. It improves the health of the heart through its anti-oxidant action on the arteries and its ability to relieve hypertension.

Olive leaf extract is shown to be a powerful antioxidant and to have and to show some promise in treating the symptoms of diabetes. According to a 2009 study “designed to test the antidiabetic and antioxidative activities of olive leaf oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol” published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, “suggested that the antidiabetic effect of oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol might be due to their antioxidant activities restraining the oxidative stress which is widely associated with diabetes pathologies and complications. (Jmai).”

A 2005 scientific study concludes that olive leaf extract is not only a powerful anti-oxidant, but that it possesses anti-tumor properties. “These observations elevate Oleuropein from a non-toxic antioxidant into a potent anti-tumor agent with direct effects against tumor cells. Our data may also explain the cancer-protective effects of the olive-rich Mediterranean diet (Hamdi 769-778).”

Medical reports from 1855 detail the drinking of a tea brewed with olive leaves as being effective against malaria, an infection caused by the spread of sporozoan parasites, contracted after a person has been bitten by an infected mosquito.

Olive Leaf is a natural, safe and effective alternative to pharmaceutical antibiotics and is beneficial for all types of infection.

Olive leaf can be taken as a liquid concentrate, dried leaf tea, powder, or capsule and drinking plenty of water to help the lymphatic system and kidneys function properly.

Olive leaf extracts is an excellent soother for the skin, when combined with olive oil in bath soap and skin creams.

In cases where a person’s system is highly toxic, taking olive leaf extract may produce a “die off” or Herxheimer’s reaction that can occur from killing pathogens too fast. This may cause symptoms of an allergy attack or “flu-like” symptoms, which passes quickly and will leave you feeling much better than before taking the extract.

Take caution of side effects which may involve a risk for persons with low blood pressure or diabetes, therefore you should follow the advice of your family doctor regarding the use of any new products which may concern your personal health.

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References: Jmai, Hedya, Adbelfattah El Feki and Sami Sayadi, “Article Antidiabetic and Antioxidant Effects of Hydroxytyrosol and Oleuropein from Olive Leaves in Alloxan-Diabetic Rats,” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, J. Agric. Food Chem., 2009, 57 (19), pp 8798–8804, DOI: 10.1021/jf901280r, Publication Date (Web): September 2, 2009. Retrieved on April 4, 2010. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf901280r
Hamdi H.K., Castellon R. Oleuropein, a non-toxic olive iridoid, is an anti-tumor agent and cytoskeleton disruptor (2005) Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 334 (3), pp. 769-778. Retrieved on April 4, 2010.

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