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Olive leaf and its extract Oleuropein -Health secret of Mediterranean

Jun 05, 2020

Health secret of Mediterranean -- Olive leaf and its extract Oleuropein

Olive leaf, leaf of olive tree, whose latin name is Olea europaea L, is a renowned herb medicine in west society. Scientists have discovered that the active ingredients in olive leaves are oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, and other powerful antioxidants.

Oleuropein from olive leave has proved to be an ingredient in compounds that promote olive trees resist insects and bacteria. Moden chemical analyse shows that oleuropein is an iridoid glycoside and a structure of plant compounds. It is in olive oil and the entire olive tree.

In 1962, an Italian scientist reported that oleuropein can lower blood pressure in animals. This ignited passion for olive leaf research. European scientists have proved this interesting discovery. In addition, they also found that it can increase arterial blood flow, reduce arrhythmia, and prevent intestinal muscle spasm. Almost at the same time, Dutch scientists determined that the active ingredient (elenolicacid) in oleuropein has antibacterial effect.

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*lower blood pressure and cholesterol, maintain cardiovascular health

Olive leaf extract and its oleuropein ingredients are best known for their blood pressure lowering effects, but the latest research reveals that their health benefits also include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Modern medicine uses olive leaf extract to help fight Atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and even arthritis.

Clinically verified, olive leaf extract is safe and effective in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. , Maintaining normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels is a key factor in preventing heart disease and cardiovascular health.

Olive leaf extract (Olea Europaea) 500 mg twice daily has the same effect of reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure as the prescription drug Captopril in patients with stage 1 hypertension.

For people and patients at risk of hypertension in Europe and the United States, olive leaf extract (Olea Europaea) is their first choice for natural antihypertensive, clean blood vessels, lower cholesterol health products. Olive leaf extract lowers blood pressure without side effects.



In 2005, the Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education and Research found that the antioxidant capacity of olive leaves is 5 times higher than that of vitamin C and 2 times higher than that of green tea and grape seed extracts. These high antioxidant ingredients can help the body resist aging and various diseases.


*relief arthritis

Olive leaves and their extracts have been used as home remedies in the Mediterranean to treat arthritis for long. Now, scientific evidence has proven that olive leaf extract can actually interfere with the development of several different types of arthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Gout is caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the recovery of by-products of damaged DNA and RNA in the cells. Oleuropein is responsible for converting DNA and RNA into uricase by inhibiting xanthine oxidase

Prevent accumulation of uric acid. Oleuropein has also been found to help prevent and treat rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.

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*skin care

 Olive leaf has sufficient solar energy, super anti-oxidation, anti-ultraviolet, can promote the production of collagen by fibroblasts, repair aging skin, promote skin regeneration, wrinkle and anti-wrinkle

* relief diabetes II

The olive leaf extract lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure and is a natural antioxidant. It is widely used in the treatment of diabetes II.

 *cure cardiovascular diseases

Some cardiovascular diseases also received a good response after using olive leaf extract. Coronary heart disease seems to have achieved a good response after treatment with olive leaf extract. According to laboratory and preliminary clinical studies, olive leaf extract can reduce discomfort caused by insufficient arterial blood flow, including angina pectoris and intermittent claudication. It helps eliminate atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia), lowers high blood pressure and inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.


*side effect

However, in case of excessive intake, it may cause poisoning reactions, such as headache, body pain, muscle pain, fatigue, cold and diarrhea. If similar symptoms occur, the dosage should be reduced. In order to avoid unnecessary negative effects, it is best to drink plenty of water after taking this extract. So far no clinical trials have been conducted on children, pregnant women and women to investigate whether there are side effects. Therefore, for the sake of caution, it is better not to use such extracts without the prescription of a doctor. In addition, it is not recommended for patients with low blood pressure and hypoglycemia.