The Amazing health benefits of olive leaves:
1. Inhibition and prevention of cancer Olive leaf extract has been shown to have anti melanoma effect in mice. Late phase tumor treatment significantly reduced tumor volume. Other studies have also shown protective capabilities against breast cancer and showed an arrested growth in a tissue culture of human breast cancer cells at an early stage in the growth cycle.
2. Building bone A Spanish study from 2011 found that oleuropein stimulates production of bone-building cells (osteoblasts), thus preventing the loss of bone density and fights osteoporosis. Find here more information about the 4 steps to prevent osteoporosis.
3. Anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties The oleuropein, and other compound found in olive leaf, have a unique feature that makes the leaves particularly effective in fighting against various micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. These substances impair the ability of the viruses to create amino acids, thus preventing their ability to reproduce and multiply. These compounds act just against the micro-organisms, actually achieving what antibiotics could not achieve – a targeted attack of the problem, instead of attacking the micro-organisms along with the body.
4. Antioxidant effect Olive leaf also contains many phenols, antioxidants that neutralize the action of free radicals. Free radicals are active substances that damage the process of creating DNA. A damaged replication of DNA causes our cells to age more rapidly.
5. Anti-inflammatory properties One of the most common uses of olive leaf is healing various infections in the body. The anti-microbial activity of oleuropein reduces and improves the inflammation. You may also be interested to read my article about foods that reduce inflammation in your body.
6. Lowering blood pressure It has been found that oleuropein is able to relax the blood vessels, lower blood pressure and even prevent the formation of blood clots. In addition, olive leaf also helps to stop irregular heartbeat, improve blood flow in the coronary arteries and balances blood sugar levels. Find here more information on how to reduce high blood pressure naturally.
7. Fighting cholesterol In addition to all these benefits, olive leaf is able to fight the formation of bad cholesterol (LDL) by preventing its oxidation. This oxidized cholesterol is considered the “bad” cholesterol and is detrimental to our health. Read here more about how to lower cholesterol naturally.
8. Strengthening the immune system Olive leaves have traditionally been used to enhance the functioning of the immune system and enhance the body’s efforts to fight invading organisms. A liquid extract made from fresh olive leaves was shown to have an antioxidant capacity almost double green tea extract and 4 time higher than vitamin C. Find here more natural substances to improve your immune system.
9. Medicine against cold Because olive leaf works excellently against different viruses, it is effective in preventing and treating viral diseases that often have no cure by conventional medicine. Among these viral diseases are cold, flu and even herpes.
10. Treating other diseases Since olive leaf works against bacteria, viruses and even against fungal infections (such as candida), it is effective for treating a wide variety of diseases. Among other things, the leaves act against malaria, polio,psoriasis, allergies, colds, tuberculosis, various infections (in the lungs, liver, teeth, ears and many others), chronic fatigue and more. Get it here