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Olive Leaf Benefits

Updated on July 25, 2012
The humble Olive Leaf is believed to have many health benefits
The humble Olive Leaf is believed to have many health benefits

Benefits of the Olive Leaf

Recent research that has been done into olive leaf benefits have revealed a surprising number of plusses that can be gained from this supplement.

It is now believed that the olive leaf extract can not only improve your immune system keeping it healthy and you resistant to more illnesses, but it is also believed to improve your stamina and endurance and support and improve your heart.

Of course, the olive has had a lengthy history and has for thousands of years been used in countries in theMediterranean. It can be seen from the fact that a crown made from olive leaves was the original prizes in the Olympic Games that it is held in very high esteem indeed. Although olives and olive oil have long been considered to bring a number of health benefits, it is only recently that olive leaf benefits have been recognised and it is now possible to buy these in the form of supplements.

Previous to the modern supplement version, the leaves would be brewed and made into a tea or a poultice and was often used for its antibacterial properties. It is also known that it can help in cardiovascular conditions and research is being carried pout into the effect of the olive leaf on blood pressure. If the research proves to be positive, this would be a very good step indeed as a large percentage of the population suffers from high blood pressure.

One strand of research has shown that the olive leaf benefits that we are aware of may pale into insignificance to the early data which indicates that the elonic acid in the olive leaf can actually break down and prevent viruses spreading in the carrier. Researchers have been very caution about these findings and have insisted that there is a lot of research to be done before this can be clarified, but the signs it would seem, are positive.

Even if this does not come to fruition, it seems that the olive leaf benefits that we do know about still make this a very worthwhile supplement indeed. Of course, if you are on medication or have any doubts, it is wise to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements including the olive leaf.

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Olive leaf contains oleuropein and eloneic acid, responsble for healing and is used from old ages. They are prove to be immuno enhancers and thanks for sharing this useful hub.

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