Package size4 oz 2 oz 8 oz 1 pound
Olive (Olea europaea L.) is one of the oldest known cultivated plant tree species. The wild olive tree is an evergreen, prolonged species, extensive as a native plant in the Mediterranean province.
The olive leaf is a robust and slightly bitter-tasting leaf derived from olive trees.
What this tea can do for you
This sanctified tree is an affluent source of important nutrients and bioactive of remedial and therapeutic interest. Olive Leaf contains an active ingredient called oleuropein. This nutrient is thought to be anti-inflammatory, contain antioxidants, and help with lowering blood pressure.
- Anti-inflammatory - Oleuropein elicits anti-inflammatory effects by lipoxygenase activity
- Anti-viral - Oleuropein also possesses a well-documented antiviral activity. Its efficacy against hemorrhagic septicemia rhabdovirus, hepatitis B virus, and human immunodeficiency virus was demonstrated. The beneficial effect of oleuropein against VHSV is exerted through a virucidal effect, reducing virus infectivity and avoiding cell-to-cell fusion of uninfected cells.
- Antioxidant properties - Oleuropein’s antioxidant potential is mainly related to its ability to improve radical stability through the formation of an intramolecular hydrogen bond between the free hydrogen of the hydroxyl group and its phenoxyl radicals
- Lower blood pressure and obesity - Olive leaves are rich in polyphenols, of which the most abundant phenolic compound is oleuropein. Previous studies that reported remarkable effects of olive polyphenols or oleuropein for antiobesity and glucose metabolism improvement
Grown in Europe & hand-packed in the USA.
This is the first tea I’ve tried that I really haven’t enjoyed. It tasted as if I had taken sycamore leaves, dried, and made tea from them. (I’ve accidentally eaten part of a sycamore leaf before hence the comparison). EVERY other tea I have ever had from Zen’s Tea House I just love. This one just wasn’t to my taste.