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Getting a cold 
Question: When I first started taking the olive leaf capsules I was fine and 2 days later I have a cold. Is that normal? Answer: You are most probably …

Olive leaf and medications 
Question: Would like to treat husband with olive leaf while he is taking pain meds and antibiotic. Recently had 19 teeth pulled. His stomach is also …

Thyroid nodules 
I just started taking barlean's olive leaf extract for upper respiratory infection that I just could not get over. I started taking it last night and …

Low Blood Pressure 
Question; Can olive leaf extract help with low blood pressure. I have low blood pressure. Answer; It is not known to increase low blood pressure, …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia 
Question: I have been a sufferer of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for over a decade. I was just wondering if you can advise me as to how long …

Autistic Children and Olive Leaf 
Question: Does olive leaves /olive leaf extract help treat autistic children (eliminate mercury from their brains, destroy Candida in their intestines, …

Olive leaf Extract and Stress 
Question: Does olive leaf extract help with stress and rebuild the immune system? Answer: Olive Leaf Extract can play a part in rebuilding the …

Question about nausea. 
Question: Last year I took six 500 mg. OLE capsules per day with no side effects. Went off for a few months and then started again. This time I took …

Commercial Olive Leaf Extract Manufacture 
Question: I have a 32 acre organic olive farm at Kenilworth in country Queensland Australia and wondered whether anyone can tell me if it is likely to …

Die off effect 
Question: I'm in the fourth week of taking Olive leaf and am experiencing symptoms of the "die off effect". How long does this last? Answer: This …

Olive Leaf Extract vs Olive Leaves 
Question: What is the difference between olive leave & olive leaf extract? Obviously they must be different because I see both listed on the ingredient …

Olive Leaf and Antibiotics 
Question: Can you take olive leaf while on antibiotics? Answer: There is no research that I'm aware of that answers that question. The best option …

Olive Leaf and Staph. infection 
Question: My mom has a staph. infection on the scar area where a hip replacement was done a few years back. The doctor cleaned up the abcess, closed …

Fleas, allergies, ear mites or yeast infections, for cats. 
Question: Will olive leaf powder treat all the things the extract will? Answer: Yes, but it is more gentle than an extract. Question: Can you make …

Candida, Thrush, Herpes 
Question: I have been taking about 10ml of my husbands Olive Leaf Complex in one dose at breakfast most days for about a month - initially for recurrent …

Chop or Chew Olive Leaves 
Question: Hi I have been eating Olive leaves with good effect. But I was wondering do I have to chew the leaves to get the full benefit? Or can I chop …

Iron deficient anemia 
Question: I have been diagnosed with chronic iron deficient anaemia, and require daily iron supplements. Will taking Olive Leaf extract interfere …

Shingles 
Trying to find something that will take away the pain from shingles. Have had it for 2 yrs. now and nothing has helped. Any thoughts on this from anyone …

Mycoplasma infections 
Question: Can olive leaf treat longstanding mycoplasma infections? Answer: Olive Leaf Extract is listed as an antimicrobial agent for Mycoplasma …

Olive leaf and Molluscom Contagiosum 
Question: Can olive leaf be used to get rid of Molluscum Contagiosum outbreaks? Answer: Being a virus it is definitely worth a try. I would …

Boiled olive leaves 
Question: I boil a handful olive leaves every day and make it into 3 glasses and only consume only one per day. I feel that the dosage is not right …

Eating olive leaf fresh from the tree 
Question: Which olive leafs are better the young, light green ones or the older, dark green ones and are they at their best all year round? Answer: …

Stimulate hair growth. 
Q: Is it true that Olive Leaf extract can stimulate hair growth? Please and thank you. A: I have never heard of that before, no one I know has …

Best Olive Trees for Making Your Own Tincture 
Can I use the leaves from any olive tree, or are some varieties not advised. Also are some more effective than others? Answer: There are better varieties, …

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Heartburn 
I used to take the tincture and found that it gave me dreadful heartburn. I read about the pros & cons of taking caps and note that tincture may be better, …

Raw olive leaves 
Is it safe to eat raw olive leaves from the tree and if so how many should be eaten per day for fibromyalgia? Answer: Yes it is safe, provided the …

Ear infection/fluid behind the eardrum 
Question; Can you put olive leaf extract directly into the ear? Answer; I have never tried this, but it looks like a good possibility. 1. An ethanolic …

Olive Leaf Extract and Marshmallow root 
Question; Can olive leaf extract drops be taken with marshmallow root and if so, should they be taken at separate times of the day or is it ok to be taken …

Miscellaneous Olive Leaf Extract questions and Answers 
Question: I am extremely allergic to the olive tree. Is there a safe way for me to take this extract or is there an alternative recommendation for a …

Topical for abscess  
Question: Has anyone used and had success with Olive Leaf Extract in liquid form as a topical treatment for an abscess? Answer: People have had great …

Taking olive leaf extract powder 20% in an enema 
Question: I do almost daily coffee enemas as I have a damaged migrating motor complex most likely due to virus ultimately affecting the gut micro biota …

Potassium levels affected by Olive Leaf Extract? 
Question; Since olive leaf extract works as a diuretic, is it possible that using it might lower potassium levels in the blood? Answer; It is …

Tonsillitis  
Question; Can Olive Leaf Extract pills cure Tonsillitis? I think antibiotics aren't good for the body and I wanted to know if Olive Leaf Extract pills …

How (and how long) to store homemade tincture 
Question: Thank you for much useful information! I made my own olive leaf tincture with fresh olive leaves and vodka and I know it needs to be stored …

Herpes questions 
Question: Does olive leaf extract 700mg really cure herpes and how long does it take to cure it? Answer: Some people have claimed complete healing …

Olive tree leaf extract for children  
Question; I have grandchildren from 1 year to 12 years old. Would that be ok to give them as precautionary measures for cold, 'flu & other viruses. …

Lyme disease - Olive Leaf Extract to Provoke Immune Response  
Question: I have heard of people taking Olive Leaf extract before doing the Western blot Lyme test. The OLE provokes an immune response so the antibodies …

C. difficile 
Question: Does Olive Leave have cure for C.difficile? Answer: I can find no reference to Olive leaf extract being tested against C.diff. It is listed …

Fluid behind the eardrums 
Question: I have fluid BEHIND the eardrums which is causing problems like; Echo feedback when I talk, When I hear noises they are very loud, Dizziness …

Toenail fungus 
Question: Can Olive leaf extract effectively treat toenail fungus? Answer: Yes, I have found placing a piece of cotton wool soaked with a strong ethanolic …

Pain medication. 
Question: Does olive leaf extract improve the effectiveness of pain medication? Answer: If the pain medication works by reducing inflammation this …

Olive leaf and Probiotics 
Question: Do I need to take a probiotic along with olive leaf extract? Answer: Not unless you plan to take the olive leaf extract over a prolonged …

Olive Leaf Extract before Surgery 
Question: Should I be taking olive leaf extract a week before having hip replacement surgery? Answer: It would probably best to stop at least a week …

Helicobacter Pylori 
Question: Has anyone had a success with Helicobacter bacteria? Admin. answer: Helicobacter Pylori is listed in Dr. Morton Walker's book, Olive Leaf …

Parasites, Roundworms, Tapeworms 
Question: Can olive leaf extract kill parasites such as round worms, and tape worms in the human body? Answer: According to Dr.Morton Walker in his …

Epileptic seizures 
Question: Olive leaf extract for dogs: Is it true that it may help in epileptic seizures? Currently our dog (4yr old male pom)is taking phoenobarbitol …

Olive leaf dosage, with or without meals? 
Question: Do I take Olive Leaf capsules with or without food? The woman at the health food store said with food. The bottle says take between meals. …

Olive leaf for Dogs 
Question: What are the benefits of olive leaf for dogs? Answer: Much of the experimentation to evaluate the benefits of olive leaf extract has been …

Medications 
Question: Hi, I am on several RX medications for various conditions and want to know if it safe to take olive leaf with them. Also I have stage 3 …

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Russian olive trees 
Question: I am very allergic to the Russian Olive Tree. This makes me wonder if I would also then be allergic to Olive Leaf Extract? Answer: The …

Duration of use for cold symptoms for my 2yr old son 
Question: Was wondering do I give the olive leaf extract until cold symptoms disappear? Or just one initial dose. Answer: You would continue with …

How can I keep Olive Leaf Tablets below 25 degrees C. in very hot summer. 
Question: I take 1x 6000mg olive leaf tablet per day. I read on the label olive leaf tablets have to be stored below 25 degrees Celsius. Even if you …

Sinus and anxiety in children 
Question: I have a 9 year old with terrible sinus problems. She is also very anxious from feeling sick a lot of mornings and worrying about going to school. …

Oive leaf extract & Molluscum 
Question: Since Molluscum is a skin virus, is it safe to say taking oral olive leaf extract would do nothing to aid in ridding of the problem?? I know …

Olive leaf and Raynauds disease 
Question: I take thyroid meds for under-activity. I have Raynauds and normal blood pressure. Is taking Olive leaf something I should be considering? …

Aplastic Anemia 
Question: Is olive leaf extract safe to take if you have Aplastic Anemia? Answer: I don't know as there are many factors to consider, and can only …

Sarcoidosis 
Question: Since Sarcoidosis is said to be an over active immune system or auto immune disease would taking Olive Leaf Extract make this disease worse …

Stomach bloating 
Question: Will olive leaf extract help with bloating? Answer: It should help if this is due to a build-up of the wrong gut flora, such as Candida …

Olive Leaf Extract and Asthma 
Hello: I was introduced to olive leaf by a naturopath and have seen many changes (for the better) in my well being, however I failed to inquire as to …

Weight loss 
Question: Is this good for weight loss? Answer: When we used to supply it in South Africa a health and beauty clinic in an affluent area used …

Aneurysm 
Question: Will Olive Leaf extract help strengthen arteries? I do have a stable thoracic aortic aneurysm and looking for ways to strengthen my vascular …

Probiotics 
Question: Taking probiotics was recommended to me while taking olive leaf to increase the good bacteria in your stomach. Will the probiotics decrease …

Help for sinus infection 
Question: I have a severe sinus infection and have been taking an antibiotic but it seems to be just getting worse. I remembered that I had bought some …

Powder or Capsules for Blood Pressure 
Question: I would like to take Olive Leaf Extract for blood pressure issues and would like to do it economically. Is the powder less expensive? How …

Olive Leaf Extract Uncomfortable Side-effects Taken in Excess 
Question: Just wondering if there's anything other than drinking water and reducing the dose that I can do to reduce my side effects? Answer: If you …

Olive Leaf and Blood sugar 
Question: Is it known to reduce blood sugar? Answer: Yes, tests done on rats show it does, but while it is believed to work the same way in humans …

OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT AND HERPES INFECTED MARMOSET 
What dosage of olive leaf oil can I give my Marmoset monkey who contracted the herpes virus and how regular? He weighs approximately 500grams. Answer: …

Olive Leaf Extract and Heart Medication, Blocked Arteries, Atrial Fibrillation 
Question: Can this be taken with amlodipine, lipitor, xarelto and sotalol? I wondered about side effects. Answer: You would have to ask your doctor. …

Fibromyalgia and CFS  
Question: Does olive leaf extract affect fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? If so, how? Is it recommended for such conditions? Answer: Dr. …

HIV 
Question: Is olive leave tincture good to kill HIV? Thank you. Answer: A mixture of Olive leaf extract, whole lemon, olive oil and immune modulator …

Dialysis and Olive Leaf Exract 
Question: Is olive leaf extract affected by dialysis? Answer: I have no idea what effect taking olive leaf extract would have if you are on dialysis. …

Myasthenia gravis 
Question: My son has been diagnosed with Myasthenia gravis, an auto immune disease. Is this safe to take when u have an auto immune disease?? Answer: …

Sinus infections 
Question: How long does olive leaf extract take to work for a recurring sinus infection? I've been taking Barleans Olive leaf extract for 2 days, I'm …

Taking Olive Leaf Extract with other Medications 
Question: Can you still take olive leaf if you're already taking antibiotics? Answer: Generally speaking, there is no proven reason why you should …

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Hailey Hailey 
Question: Will olive leaf extract treat Hailey Hailey? Answer: I have never heard of a case where it was used for this, but it should help with/prevent …

Pet Benefits 
It was suggested that there may be benefits for pets. Can you allude to this thought? Answer: You could give it to a dog or a cat a few times a week …

Giardia Protozoa in Dogs 
Question: How does olive leaf kill Giardia protozoa in dogs? Answer: I do not know the mechanism by which it does this - or to what extent it does. …

Multiple Sclerosis (Encephalomyelitis) 
I have two questions. First, is there any research or statistics related to the effects of Olive Leaf Extract on Multiple Sclerosis? If this would …

Safe for Dogs? 
Question: I have a female kelpie who suffers from re - occurring ear infections. I would like to try olive leaf extract liquid or tablets on her to see …

Toothache, ear infection. 
Question: Does olive leaf extract help with toothache and ear infection. Answer: Generally yes, it reduces inflammation and fights against bacteria …

Developing Resistance to Olive Leaf Extract 
Question: Can your body build a resistance to olive leaf if taken consistently for months at a time? Answer: There is no research to suggest this …

Oral Herpes 
Question: I have oral herpes, will taking olive leaf extract help with it? Answer: It should do. We have had good feedback concerning a number of …

Ochratoxin from Mold 
Question: Can olive leaf extract be effectively used to rid my body of ochratoxins? I've tested quite positive and my doctor wants me to take anti …

Olive leaf homemade capsules 
Question: How many should I take a day for candidiasis? Answer: This will depend on the size of capsule you used and the powder - was it pure olive …

Olive Leaf with or without food? 
Question: I would like to know do you take Olive Leaf tincture, or pills. Do you take it on an empty stomach or with food? Answer: You can take …

Enlarged Ovary 
Question: Does Olive leaf extract help with enlarged ovary? Answer: This would depend on the cause of the enlarged ovary. I am aware that some endometriosis …

Killing extra fat with Olive 
Question: Can Olive cut out fat or can Olive help to have a slim stomach? Answer: Sorry Shani but it can't. It may reduce bloating due to gut infection …

Olive leaf tincture without alcohol 
Queston: Having CFS/fibro. I was so glad to find your site. I just started 3/12. I bought this Alcohol-free OleoPein Tincture. Is this one effective …

Scientific studies or research conducted on olive leaf extract. 
Question: Have there been any scientific studies conducted on the effectiveness of olive leaf extract for treating fungal infections such as Candida? …

Other vitamins 
Question: Should my 14 yr old take her regular mutivit and vit C while on olive leaf extract for mono? Answer: It should be no problem if she …

Sarcoidosis and Olive Leaf Extract 
Question: Hi, I am 71 years old, have sarcoidosis, prostate cancer apparently slow growing and generally poor health and catch everything. Could I …

Hair growth 
Question: Does the use of Olive Leaf Extract help the regrowth of hair? or help stop hair loss? Answer: I think it depends on why the hair loss …

Olive Leaf Extract when Breastfeeding 
Question: My mother is on blood pressure tablets= Plendil & Avapro & also blood thinner= Pradaxa. Is she able to take olive leaf extract to build her …

Best Olive Leaf Extract Form for Candida and Thrush 
Question: What is the best type of olive leaf for Candida, capsules or liquid extract and what dosage would you suggest please? Answer: Both types …

Dried or Fresh Olive Leaves 
Question: I have access to unsprayed olive trees and have been making tea from ground fresh leaves. I see that you suggest using dried leaves. Are dried …

Prostatitus 
Question. Will this help fight infection in the prostate (prostatitus). NOT cancer related. Answer. It's a good bet that it will. Olive Leaf has broad …

Olive leaf extract & Lauricidin combined 
I have been taking lauricidin for several months suggested by my LLMD for Lyme. Someone suggested I try Olive Leaf Extract. I knew nothing about it. …

Olive leaf standardized extract powder 
Could you tell me where you could purchase olive leaf standardized extract powder. You mentioned that this, combined with the olive leaf, would make an …

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