by Sue J
Having chronic fatigue I use olive leaf liquid when I have a 'crash' (i.e. the symptoms of CFS set in).
A couple of years ago I had a split toenail which swelled up and looked infected. I applied olive leaf and it healed up within a week.
Fast-forward to now: A few weeks ago I got a sudden swelling around a tooth, it spread to my palate and became red and very painful. I tried the usual salt water mouthwash as recommended but this had no effect. I didn't want to go to the dentist as I knew I would be prescribed antibiotics, which I try to avoid at all costs.
Then I remembered my bottle of olive leaf and used it as a mouthwash, swishing it round the area three times a day, as well as taking it. After two days the swelling started to go down and it was much less painful. After a week it was completely back to normal and has remained so.
I visited the dentist today and after reporting the problem I had an x-ray taken of that area and it was found to be all clear.
I cannot recommend olive leaf highly enough. If I could only have one 'cure' for my ails, it would definitely be olive leaf.