Olea europaea – leaf
Olive leaves are the ideal winter herb as they can be used as a prophylaxis to help support immunity and general wellbeing. In preclinical studies they have displayed antiviral properties and have been shown to inhibit acute infection. They can also be used to relieve symptoms of coughs, colds and flu, sore throats, fever, upper respiratory tract infections and oral herpes.
Primary: hypotensive, antioxidant, bitter tonic.
- To support healthy heart function.
- To provide support for fevers.
Contra-indications and Cautions
Potentially hypoglycemic and hypotensive.
Administration and Dosage
The analysis of contents below is a guide only, product specific data including expiry date is with the item in the shop.
Olea europaea 1:1. Each 1 ml contains 1,000mg of dry herb.
Liquid extract in 45% ethanol. Use 10 to 20 ml weekly.
Our clinic uses fluid extracts from Optimal Rx, Herbal Extract Company, Nutrition Care, Mediherb or Sunray Botanicals, in this order.
Olive leaves are neuroprotective and can help mitigate the cognitive impairment commonly experienced in Lyme disease. One of the ways they do that is by improving the permeability of the blood brain barrier and reducing brain oedema. Olive leaves are also one of the stronger and more effective antimicrobials for Lyme disease.