Olive leaf has shown to posses antiviral, anti fungal, antibacterial, anti parasitic, and heart health benefits.
It's no coincidence that a dove brought back an olive branch to Noah , to show new signs of life. The olive leaf again is helping to restore life. Research is showing amazing attribute of the olive leaf This leaf has enormous antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, and heart health benefits. There are studies in Israel that found the leaf effective against Streptococcus by damaging the cell membrane of the bacteria, and thus allowing intercellular substances like potassium, phosphorus, and glutamate to leak out, disabling the bacteria. Otherwise it kicks a hole in the bacteria cell wall so that healing nutrients can kill the handicapped bacteria. Some researchers such as biochemist Arnold Takemoto says that olive leaf works for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome by slowing down the organisms’ reproductive cycle and letting the patient's immune system take over. Positive Health News reported on the success of olive leaf in AIDS-related illness by reducing viral load dramatically, increasing white blood count, and even reversing Kaposi's sarcoma. One of the active healing ingredients in the olive leaf is Oleuropein . I would suggest there are other healing compounds in the leaf besides just one . Olive leaf was used as a tea for centuries for healing until recently when science claims only an extract will heal. If the leaf tea healed 200 years ago or 2000 years ago it will still heal today without all the advanced leaf manipulations . Studies conducted at the University of Messina in Italy concentrated on cardiovascular health. They showed that oleuropein increases blood flow to the heart by dilating coronary blood vessels, and it also lowers blood pressure. The olive leaf also contains bioflavonoids (natural Vitamin C helpers) including rutin, luteolin, and hesperidin. In addition to boosting the numerous benefits of vitamin C as a stress protector and antioxidant, these bioflavonoids are needed for maintenance of capillary walls. (preventing spider veins!!) The leaf also blocks the oxidation of LDL (low-density lipoproteins, known as "bad cholesterol"), thus preventing the lesions in the blood vessels of the heart.
Olives have been a staple of Mediterranean cuisine where heart health is better than average. Now the leaf offers hope as an immune tonic, an antioxidant for heart health, and a safe antibiotic.
If you should use olive leaf tea or tincture then drink alot of water durning that time to help flush the toxins from the body. This essay on the olive leaf is to inform and not to prescribe or diagnosis.