Scientists have used the olive leaf for a certain time because of its beneficial properties.
Among the most prominent are Alzheimer and diabetes. Benefits from the olive leaves are those which provide protection for the cardiovascular and immune systems, although it increases the energy and promote good blood pressure, prevent from Alzheimer’s and diabetes, as it is said in the title. Other benefits from these leaves are: prevention of stroke, hypertension, e.t.c.
Olives are grown in the Mediterranean countries and also in the southern countries such as: Chile, Peru and Australia. This could sound crazy to you, but those leaves were used for mummification of the Pharaohs, as its first medical uses were in the ancient Egypt.
In ancient times these leaves were sacred because they symbolized a divine power.
These leaves were used to add to drinks, back in the 1800, to counteract fevers. Furthermore they were also used in infusions to treat malaria.
DUE TO ANTI-BACTERIAL PROPERTIES THAT THESE LEAVES HAVE, ITS USE IS HUGE:
- Yeast infections
- Human virus herpes 6 and 7
- Hepatitis B
- The common cold
- Epstein Barr virus (EBV)
- Herpes I and II
- Severe diarrhea
- Urinary tract
- Ear infections
HOW TO PREPARE EXTRACT FROM OLIVE LEAVES AT HOME:
In order to prepare extract of olive leaves it can be used both fresh or dries leaves.
Take a lot of olive leaves (fresh leaves 100-150) per liter water. If using dries leaves reduce the amount to one third. You should carefully clean the leaves. Leave them in water with baking soda for a few minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Later put those leaves in the water and boil them. When the water starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes more.
After they’re boiled transfer the extract ( only the water) in glass bottles and store it in the fridge.
HOW TO USE IT:
Take one teaspoon three times in a day with the meal. If the flavor is too strong for you, then dilute it with water.
Add olive oil to your daily diet or olive leaves which are great for your overall health.