Freshly dried, wildcrafted, chemical-free whole Egyptian olive leaf: 4oz. (1/4lb.)
One can read many accounts of the use of dried olive leaf on Thursday night devotions of various Sufi orders. The traditions of Prophetic medicine record:
A soak of olive leaves in water is effective against mouth and lip ulcers, and dermatitis due to allergies.
The concentrated watery solution of the extract of olive leaves and fruits is very effective against dental cavities and leukoplaquea in the mouth.
This solution is applied along with vinegar for alopecia to enhance hair growth.
It is also stated that the local application of this extract removes the scars of small pox and boils.
Its crushed leaves can be applied locally to check excessive perspiration.
The water extracted from the leaves along with honey is used for ear drops and is effective in various ear ailments. The oil procured by burning the wood of the olive branch is effective against all fungal infections, e.g. ringworm, tenia, versicolor in addition to eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and alopecia.
In traditional Moroccan medicine, an infusion of olive leaf has been consumed to stabilize blood sugar and control diabetes. This use has been corroborated in published studies. An iridoid by definition, oleuropein exhibits antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity, and is useful for fighting various types of internal infections. Oleuropein also appears to increase the body’s production of thermogenin, a substance that helps us to burn fat more efficiently.
In early studies, oleuropein demonstrated blood pressure-lowering properties. Studies conducted in Milan have shown that this compound is a potent antioxidant, inhibiting the oxidation of lipids in the blood, and lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.One of the primary compounds in olive leaf, a substance called oleuropein, has attracted scientific attention since the early 1900s.
A study carried out in Germany and Switzerland has now proved the blood pressure lowering effects of the olive leaf as published in the latest issue of the Journal, Physiotherapy Research.
This study was carried out on 40 twins, between the ages of 18 and 60 years for eight weeks. The extract was obtained from dry olive leaves and put into capsules. One of the twins was given 500 mg and the other 1000mg of the extract at breakfast. The results showed that those who took a higher dose had an eleven mm Hg fall in the systolic Blood Pressure, whereas the other group had a five mm decrease.
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