I used powdered Olive leaf to cure severe. Staph infection.
Had sores all over from rough tropical camping and spear fishing. They were infected, cratered, and oozing.
1 tbsp 3x/day for a week powdered leaf in water.. no sugar, increase veggies n protein. Used it to cure me systemically, and thyme essential oil locally on wounds. Healed right up.
Olive Leaf Extract for Mastitis
I have 2 young boys, one of whom I am still nursing at 2&1/2 yrs old, and I have had about 3-4 breast infections (mastitis) over the last few years which were severe and landed me in the emergency room where they treated me with antibiotics. With the most recent one, since studying herbalism, I didn't want to go the same route, but the infection hit so fast and so severe that I still had to go to the hospital where they gave me a dose of antibiotics again.
However, determined to not compromise my system with over use of drugs (4 times a day for a week?! Really?) I started an olive leaf supplement instead and now, thanks to this wonderful herb, my infection has gone down and I've been spared the nausea and intestinal damage normally done by prescribed antibiotics.
Olive leaf extract supplement paired with coconut oil applied topically is a good tag team against mastitis at any point if the infection is not so severe and it is good after having the initial dose of antibiotic in severe cases in order to not need to continue the antibiotic, while still allowing the infection to heal properly and naturally without compromising the system.