Olive leaf may not be as famous as the olive tree’s fruit—but it has been prized among traditional herbalists for centuries. Here's what you need to know about this fascinating herb.
What Is It?
- The leaves of a tree, Olea europaea, the same tree that produces olives
- Used as a folk remedy for wounds and skin infections†
How Does It Support Immune Health?
- Long history of traditional usage for fever†
- Contains oleuropein, which has been found to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties†
- Also appears to directly influence immune response†
What Are Its Other Functions?
- Has been found to help with cholesterol and glucose levels as well as blood pressure (already in normal ranges)†
- Has antioxidant properties†
What Supplemental Forms Are Best?
- Available by itself in tablet and liquid forms
- Used in formulations with other immune-support nutrients and herbs
What Else Should I Know?
The Greeks revered the olive tree, which they believed was created by the goddess Athena†The information provided is not an endorsement of any product, and is intended for educational purposes only. NaturesPlus does not provide medical advice and does not offer diagnosis of any conditions. Current research on this topic is not conclusive and further research may be needed in order to prove the benefits described.
The conditions and symptoms described may be indicative of serious health problems, and therefore should be brought to the attention of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
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