Olive leaf extract is a versatile herb with powerful immune-building properties. Oleuropein, one of the active ingredietst in olive leaf extract, is also present in olive oil and helps retard spoilage. Keep olive leaf extract handy in your winter medicine cabinet for these uses:
Antibiotic effects. Olive leaf extract has been found effective at treating chronic bacterial and viral infections that are resistant to conventional methods of treatment. A constituent of olive leaf also helps prevent flareups of dormant viruses. Pneumonia, influenza, herpes, shingles and Epstein-Barr virus have all been successfully treated with olive leaf extract. Urinary tract and yeast infections also respond well to this herb.
Antioxidant benefits. The combination of antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of olive leaf extract is greater than either property by itself, according to research.
Food-borne infections such as E. coli and skin infections such as staphylococcus aureus may be prevented by olive leaf extract.
Olive leaf extract also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and digestive function.
Typical adult dosage is 500 mg in capsule form or one dropperful of liquid extract one to three times per day.
For guidance in the best use of olive leaf extract for your particular health needs, contact Dr. Roizman at (828) 225-5575.