What are the specific benefits of olive leaf extract?

The benefits of olive leaf extract fall into antimicrobial (anti=against, microbe=micro-organism), antioxidant and heart categories .

Antimicrobial benefits of olive leaf extract

Olive leaf extract kills off or downgrades a wide range of infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeasts and protozoa.

Antiviral benefits

Common viral infections which olive leaf extract is reported to resist are:

  • Colds and 'flu
  • Herpes infections - all types
  • Other lung and upper respiratory tract infections
  • Chicken pox, German measles, measles, mumps
  • Gastric 'flu
  • HIV infections
  • Epstein Barr
  • Warts
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Antibacterial benefits

Common bacterial infections which olive leaf extract is reported to resist are:

  • Chest/lung infections (eg. bacterial pneumonia)
  • Food-borne illnesses (food poisoning)
  • Travelers' diarrhoea
  • Lymes disease (transmitted by ticks)
  • Some forms of conjunctivitis (pinkeye)
  • Throat infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sinusitis
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Antifungal/yeast benefits

Common fungal/yeast infections which olive leaf extract is reported to resist are:

  • Candida Albicans
  • Mycotic nails
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Thrush
  • Athlete's foot
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Antioxidant benefits

Some antioxidant uses of olive leaf extract:

  • Arthritis - Reduction of arthritic pain and swelling.
  • Cardiovascular - Prevention of atherosclerosis and hardening of arteries.
  • Protection against radiation from x-rays, U-V radiation from the sun
  • Quenching of free radicals caused by chemical reactions in the body and pollution.

Heart benefits

  • Lowers high blood pressure.
  • Improves blood flow to the heart
  • Corrects arrhythmias.
  • Reduces angina
  • Inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, reduces blood platelet "stickiness"
Note: Never take olive leaf extract for heart conditions without consulting your doctor. Click on General Benefits for more information on antioxidant and heart benefits.

As suppliers and users of Olive leaf extract for many years, my family and I have experienced countless successes against a variety of ailments, many of them related to viruses and bacteria. We have had heartfelt feedback from customers asking us never to stop making olive leaf products.
Click on Typical Uses for broad recommendations on when to use it.

Not all infections are cured, but many are, offering hope to those who have struggled for years without success, even ending recurring malarial fevers in a friend of ours.

Some of the uses listed above are supported by human and animal tests, some by controlled laboratory experiments done by various universities and researchers worldwide and most by anecdotal evidence as well.

The purpose of this site is not to diagnose, offer proof or medical advice to anyone, but hope and information for those who are interested.

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