Olive leaf medicinal herb is the leaf from the olive tree (Olea europaea). The olive tree is native to Africa, Asia as well as the Mediterranean. It is a traditional herbal medicine that has been used for thousand of years. It was originally utilized by the ancient Egyptians and that in itself is a sign to show how old it is. Natural olive is yet another one of God's greatest creation. It is a miracle herb for me. The extracted oil from the leaf is very popularly and is widely used.
This leaf was present even in Biblical times when Noah released a dove after the flood to see if the water had receded from the face of the earth. The dove did return in the evening with a fresh leaf in its beak. This is yet another sign to show how old this medicinal herb is.
The olive oil, which is sourced from the fruits, is so popular with its many health benefits, culinary flavors and its rich use in religious rituals make you want to embrace the leaf as well. I love the olive oil. It is always in my home and I use it constantly. I use it for cooking, as a lotion on my skin and for healing of the body. However, the leaf is also a very potent herb that may be used for all kinds of diseases.
The medicinal properties of the leaves are antibiotic, anti-fungal, antioxidant, stimulant, laxative, sedative, antimicrobial, carminative, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, astringent, diuretic, anti-hypertensive and emollient.
The common names are Common olive, Olive leaves, Whirly whirly tree burl, Olea europaea, Shitwood, Olive and Stinkwood. The constituents are oleic acid, linoleic acid and palmitoleic acid.
There are many health benefits that are attributed to olive leaf as well as its extracted oil. It is an excellent herbal remedy for high blood pressure or hypertension. This is a serious disease that needs constant monitoring and this herb is able to treat it. The leaf can also be used to lower fever and due to these medicinal benefits the people in the Mediterranean consume the tea on a regular basis for maximum health care.
It is also used to enhance and boost the immune system, fight against high cholesterol, decrease the threat of an heart attack, remedy for flu and colds and can also be termed an herbal detox which can be a great aid in anti-aging. Olive leaf possesses antibiotic agents which is the reason it is so good to combat infections and bacteria.
It is also a good remedy for measles, herpes of the mouth, cellulite, dry skin, insect bites, cataract, bronchitis, atherosclerosis, hepatitis A, itching, tumors, tuberculosis, wounds, eczema, anemia, diabetes, bad breath and a host of other ailments.
Currently, the liquid extract is ranked higher than green tea extract. It was revealed after an experiment that the liquid extracts possess antioxidant that is two times higher than that of the green tea extracts. Further revelation is that it is four hundred times higher than Vitamin C. This is simply amazing and also good news to herbalists and users as well. A combination of grapefruit seed extract with olive extract and a glass of water will be able to treat yeast infection. Just consume like any other tonic.
The antioxidant agents that are present in the leaf is also a very good herbal remedy to treat cancers of prostate, breast, liver, colon and also the skin. It is rich in glycerides, which means that it will cleanse and keep the skin healthy.
The extract is sold worldwide, so everyone may have olive leaf in their possession.