Olive leaf harbors antioxidant properties that help protect the body from the continuous onslaught of free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive chemical substances that, when oxidized, can cause cellular damage if left unchecked.
The olive tree produces a powerful healing substance known as Oleuropein, a phenolic compound, chemically proven to have disease resistant properties. Since ancient times the extract from olive trees was used against viruses, Flu, fungi, parasites and bacterial infections. It is still used and recognized today by agriculturists, herbalists and holistic doctors as a totally effective and completely safe all-natural healer.
Olive leaf and extracts are utilized for their ability to act as a natural pathogens killer by inhibiting the replication process of many pathogens. More specifically, it disables infections long enough for the immune system to eliminate them and prevent pathogens from spreading.
Olive leaf is commonly used to fight colds and flu, yeast infections, and viral infections such as the hard-to-treat Epstein-Barr disease, shingles and herpes. Olive leaf is also good for the heart. Olive leaf has shown to reduce low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or bad cholesterol. Researchers have found that olive leaf lowers blood pressure (see below) and increase blood flow by relaxing the arteries.
The Original Olive Leaf Extract® is the only Olive Leaf Extract, which carries a U.S. Patent for anti-viral therapy (U.S. Patent #6, 117, 844) and is guaranteed standardized at or above 20% oleuropein content from harvest to harvest, lot to lot, and capsule to capsule. The Original Olive Leaf Extract® contains no synthetic isolates of any kind and is not wild-crafted. Wild-crafted herbs are often grown and harvested without strict quality control guidelines and often contain varying amounts of active ingredients, depending on the area.