Olive leaf is a robust and slightly bitter tasting leaf derived from olive trees. This leaf has been traditionally used since ancient times and research suggests that compounds in Olive leaves have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and antioxidant properties. This potent herb has also been used to lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels.
“Olive leaf tree is one of the most common, traditional herbal teas used among Mediterranean people to cure certain diseases. The phenolic compounds present in olive leaves, especially the oleuropein, are associated to antioxidant, antihypertensive, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic and cardioprotective activity.”
Ozcan, Mehmet Musa, and Bertrand Matthaus. “A Review: Benefit and Bioactive Properties of Olive (Olea Europaea L.) Leaves.” in European Food Research and Technology. Vol 243, Issue 1, Jan 2017, 89-99. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00217-016-2726-9
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