Olive Leaf, A Plant from the Beginning of Time
The antiviral properties of Olive Leaf is effective against influenza viruses including the strains (influenza A viruses such as H1N1 and H3N2) responsible for the 2009 swine flu pandemic. In addition, Olive Leaf can also block the replication of cold and flu viruses, interfere with the virus’ production of the proteins it needs, inactivates the viruses, preventing migration from infected cells and their connection with cell membranes, and stimulates the human immune system response to destroy the virus. In short, Olive Leaf blocks a virus’ life cycle.
Olive Leaf has the ability to fight off infections, including candida infections, meningitis, pneumonia, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, malaria, gonorrhea, shingles and tuberculosis. It also naturally helps ear, dental and urinary tract infections.
Olive Leaf promotes and improves cardiovascular health. Oleuropein, the main glycoside present in Olive Leaf, and hydroxytyrosol, the principal product of oleuropein also present in Olive Leaf, is linked to reduction of coronary heart disease and certain cancers. It helps reverse cardiovascular stress and chronic, disease-causing inflammation.
Olive Leaf is often used as a natural treatment for diabetes. Olive Leaf has hyperglycemic effects, meaning it reduces blood sugar levels in the body. Olive Leaf also controls blood glucose levels in the body. The polyphenols found in Olive Leaf plays a vital role in delaying the production of sugar, which causes inflammatory diseases like diabetes. Olive Leaf can suppress the elevation in blood glucose after consuming starches.
Olive Leaf can reduces the risk of cancer because of its ability to stop the angiogenic process, which stimulates the growth of tumors. Olive Leaf slows the growth of cells associated with breast cancer, urinary bladder cancer and brain cancer.
Another benefit of Olive Leaf is its positive effects on brain function. One of the main components in Olive Leaf is its ability to reduce the symptoms or occurrence of age-related disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and improves overall brain function. Because Olive Leaf is an antioxidant, it helps to combat the damage caused by free radicals and protects the brain from memory loss.
Because the Olive Leaf is an anti-inflammatory agent, it works as a natural arthritis remedy. Olive Leaf cuts down on the chronic pain that is associated with osteoarthritis, and it reduces the production of cytokines and enzymes that are markers for the inflammatory process.
Some more Olive Leaf benefits may include, more energy, toothache relief, diminished food cravings, joint pain relief, heartbeat regulation and improved wound healing.
Health Maintenance: 1-2 dropperful times daily
Disease Prevention: 3 dropperful daily
Acute Illness: 3-5 dropperful daily
Health Maintenance: 1/2 dropperful1-2 times daily
Disease Prevention: 1/2 dropperful 3 times daily
Acute Illness: 1/2 dropperful 3 times daily
Health Maintenance: 12 drops 1 – 2 times daily
Disease Prevention: 12 drops 3 times daily
Acute Illness: 12 drops 3-5 times daily
Health Maintenance: 6 drops 1-2 times daily
Prevention: 6 drops 3 times daily
Acute: 6 drops 3-5 times daily
Under 2 years; Consult your health care professional.
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