Olive Leaf Extract Properties
In 1995 the East Park Research Inc successfully used Olive leaf extract for clinical applications. This is a 100% natural product and is known as a food supplement. Olive Leaf Extract is a popular astringent and antiseptic herb that has various advantages and health benefits. It has more or less 98 constituents. Olive Leaf forms a part of the Mediterranean diet. The leaves contain ligustroside, oleacein and most importantly oleuropein. Oleanolic acid and uvaol are the triterpenoids found in the leaves and the flavonoids include chrysoeriol, apigenin and luteolin glycosides. Olive Leaf extract is widely used in cosmetics. The flavoids and oleanolic acid improve the health of the skin by increasing the production of connective tissue. The products can also protect the skin from UV radiation. Other creams are found which can stimulate muscles and joints by increasing the blood flow. These creams are applied generally before involving in a sports activity.
The properties of Olive Leaf extract are numerous. It also contains multiple iridoids. Its main component oleuropein which is an antioxidant can cure even asthma and prevent HIV. It reduces micro toxins in the body that curbs flu and common cold. It lowers blood pressure, blood sugar, decreases muscle spasms and muscle pain and boosts energy. It almost reduces LDL by 30% without any strenuous exercise or radical change in the diet. It also protects the body from various infections and has anti-microbial properties. It has therapeutic properties that can prevent tropical infections like malaria and dengue.
The olive oil leaf extract will act as a detoxifier and rid your body of all the unwanted bacteria, while helping the ‘good’ bacteria in the intestines to flourish, so keeping your digestive system healthy. It will boost the immune system and keep you feeling healthy and active, good if you suffer from fatigue, which often happens as we age.
Hydroxytyrosol is a very powerful antioxidant. It is almost ten times more powerful than green tea. Free radicals increase in the body due to pollution, alcohol, smoke, and poor diet. This compound eliminates free radicals and reduces health problems including stress. The rate at which it eliminates free radicals is faster than Vitamin C or green tea. It also gives anti-inflammatory properties to Olive leaf extract. Tyrosol is another active ingredient that improves the overall functioning of the body. Bad allergies can be treated with Olive Leaf extract. It also relieves joint pain including rheumatoid arthritis, toothaches and heart neat irregularities. Olive Leaf extract directly stimulates the production of phagocytes and thus helps to strengthen the immune system.
It can also help relax the stomach muscles so you can avoid painful cramps and spasms. It will aid digestion and you will find that your overall health improves when you have been taking the extract for a couple of weeks. You should fell the benefits after you have been taking the extract for about 10 days.
Even if you exceed the recommended dosage of olive leaf extract then also there is no toxic effect on the body, although side effects may occur. No toxic chemicals or material are used in the preparation of olive leaf extract and the supplements are made by using other useful herbs or vitamins that are used by pharmaceutical companies in USA. Though it has not been proven but some researchers claim that Olive leaf extract interfere with the functioning of antibiotics. It is best if you take the advice of an herbal professional before taking the dosage. Medical research has been slow to validate the traditional folk remedies from around the world, but what little research has been done on olive leaves and oleuropein has tentatively confirmed that these remedies are sound. So olive leaf extract is definitely good for your health.