Olive Leaf Tincture
Each dropper full of our extracted olive leaf (olea europaea) dietary supplement is supercharged with antioxidants & free radical scavengers to maintain good health. Can be used in tea, juice, water, straight, in baking, smoothies, add to scalp/skin care products.
Note: extract contains alcohol and should not be used by pregnant or nursing mothers unless under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.
Olive tree has been referred to as "The Tree of Life", and this should be included in every diet for the maintenance of good health and for the prevention of disease.Olive tree's produce oleuropein abudantly in its leaves, as well as in the fruit. That means consumers can have access to one of the most beneficial components of olive oil, without using excessive amounts for health. The leaves are best know for their ability to lower high blood pressure naturally. The latest studies reveal that the health benefits of the Olive Leaf extracts extend well beyond that. Additionally, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties offer promise int he fight against heart disease, stroke, cancer and neurodegenerative disease. such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. It is 400% higher in antioxidants than Vitamin C, and the herbal extract has been used in traditional medicine for centuries to improve age-related disease and promote longevity. According to findings in laboratory studies, Olive leaf extract is effective in fighting organisms like bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. Olive leaf has been used for candida, hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, colds, flu, malaria, dandruff and obstinate fevers. Traditional Moroccan medicine used an infusion of olive leaf to stabilize blood sugar and control diabetes. This use has been corroborated in published studies, and in some it was shown to decrease blood sugar levels by 17 - 23%.
Free radicals cause oxidation in the body, which is why antioxidants, like vitamin C, vitamin E and Olive Leaf extract can play a major role in the fight against them. It appears to stimulate phagocytosis, and by interfering with the ability of bacteria and viruses to replicate themselves and cause infection. Free radicals can leave the body vulnerable to advanced aging degenerative disease and cardiovascular problems. Olive leaf is shown to have an antioxidant capacity almost double that of Green Tea extract and 400% higher than the equivalent amount of vitamin C.
This wonderful herb has a long history of use as an herbal tonic to support cardiovascular function, and it may even help to prevent heart disease. Their traditional reputation may be at least partially due to its beneficial effects on the blood vessels. A powerful antioxidant, it is said to protect the heart and circulatory system from free radical damage. These properties are contributing to the effects, especially on inhibiting (LDL) or "bad cholesterol", that is often connected to various heart problems. Other research has demonstrated that it may significantly decrease blood pressure and increase blood flow through the coronary arteries. Used as an aid to good heart health, the herb is believed to normalize arrhythmias and boost circulation thereby relaxing arteries.
Some of the most amazing anti-tumor results were reported by Biochemical and Biophysical research Communications. When oleuropein was administered orally to mice that had developed tumors, and they were shown to have regressed in 9 to 12 days. And its not just cancer that the Olive Leaf extract approaches, another study conducted by the New York University School of Medicine showed that it changes the pathways of HIV-type infections such as herpes and shingles (herpes zoster) as well, and may even help to reverse these conditions. The initial results are very positive, in short it appears to be living up to its unique expectations. It may also be beneficial for conditions caused by virus, retrovirus, bacterium, or protozoan. Among these conditions are meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), encephalitis, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, bacteremia, severe diarrhea, dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections, and blood poisoning. Long-term use of Olive Leaf extract may work for you as a preventative agent.
Diabetic and pre-diabetic states of chronic blood sugar elevation imposes substantial oxidative stress on the body, triggering inflammation and tissue damage that can rapidaly accelerate aging. Treatments for diabetes have two goals: lowering blood glucose, and limiting the damage done by blood sugar spikes that can still occur. Olive leaf extracts are showing great promise in both of these areas. In animal and basic lab studies, Olive Leaf extracts and oleuropein have been found to lower blood sugar by slowing the digestion of starches into simple sugars, and protecting the tissues from the oxidant damage caused by a process called glycation. They also increase levels of other natural antioxidant systems in the body, broadening the protection. Supplementation also lowered fasting plasma insulin levels, an important point because chronic insulin elevations may also contribute to diabetics' higher cancer risks.
Olive leaves and their extracts have long been used in the Mediterranean as folk remedies for arthritis. Now, there is scientific evidence that has proven Olive Leaf extract can, in fact, interfere with the development of several different types of arthritis, including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Gout, the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, is often treated with allopurinol, oleuropein prevents the buildup of uric acid. And, those who suffer with arthritis have shown marked improvement in the symptoms associated with the disease, more energy and improved disposition.
Many people think its the cold weather that makes us more susceptible to colds, flu and respiratory infections, but that's not really the case. The bigger issue isability on its on to fight viral infections that in cold weather we are more inclined to stay indoors, where in a warm environment, and in close proximity to airborne bacterial or viral infections. The adult immune system does not have the ability to fight all of cold and flu viruses that are continually mutating into new forms. Every time we are confronted our immune systems have to go to battle against them. Taking Olive Leaf tincture may help to enhance the functioning of the immune system, and aid in the management of viral infections, especially when fever is present.
This herb has been used to treat pruritis, the effects of stings or burns and as a vehicle for liniments and ointments. Olive Leaf effective against antibiotic-resistant fungi and yeast strains. The antifungal and antibacterial action is shown to have an effective action on candida, chlamydia and other vaginal yeast infections. It also has shown to effectually fight against athlete's foot and other infectious fungal disease such as mycotic nails.
Drug Interactions: No known drug interactions.
Ingredients: Olive Leaf Extract, 12-% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 2 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Olive leaf liquid extract can be potent with its internal cleansing action and may cause significant detox, or "die-off", effects. Its affects different people in different ways. Reactions could include extreme fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint achiness, or flu-like symptoms. If you experience these symptoms you should discontinue use to allow the body to process the "die-off". Any dietary regimen is best done under professional guidance.
Disclaimer: The information presented herein by Vibrant Ways is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.