Chop or Chew Olive Leaves
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 them up and take them with water as when I chew them they turn my tongue green!
That should work if you chop them up small.
The cells in the leaves ideally need to be crushed or burst open in order to extract the constituents. A shredding/chopping machine may help with this and you could try to extract the juice with a little water.
A better way would be to make a tincture as described on this site or a tea by chopping up the leaves then adding hot water which will also release the constituents somewhat.