Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf oil. Olive leaf capsules

People around the world use olive leaf extract for its many health benefits. The extract from olive leaves is extremely high in antioxidants. It comes from the leaves of the olive tree, which is native to the Mediterranean as well as parts of Asia and Africa.

The extract has the best medicinal properties when it is made from fresh-picked leaves. It can even have as much as 400% more vitamin C than green tea extract. Olive leaves can also be consumed as tea. To read more about olive leaf tea, click here.


Many different products can be made from the extract, including:




-Cosmetics like facial cream

The extract comes in many different forms, including capsules, powder and liquid concentrates.

Olive leaf capsules are one of the more popular leaf products; people can both consume the capsules to promote internal health, and they can open the capsules to use the extract as oil or lotion.

People use olive leaves to combat illnesses ranging from the common cold to the flu, herpes, shingles, rashes, nail fungus, urinary tract infections and even cancer.

Because using olive leaf therapies is considered alternative medicine, please consult with your doctor before using it. It is also important to remember that alternative remedies can interfere with certain types of medication.

Olive Leaf Oil

Olive leaf extract can also be made into olive leaf oil. The oil is used as an anti-aging lotion, both to help reverse the effects of UV damage and lessen the appearance of scar tissue from wounds.

Olive leaf oil works by causing an increase of blood flow to the affected area. The increased blood flow helps heal and rejuvenate the skin.

The leaf oil is different from olive oil, which is made from the fruit, not the leaves. You can read more about drinking olive oil here.

Olive Leaf Capsules

Olive leaf extract can be made into olive leaf capsules, making it easier for people to use it for its health benefits. The capsules can be consumed as nutritional supplements to lower blood pressure and fight heart disease, as well as heal many other ailments, including:

-Chronic fatigue

-Epstein Barr or "glandular fever"

-Minor infections

The capsules can also be opened and the extract applied directly to the skin to heal sun damage and reduce the appearance of scar tissue. However, you can also find extract oil and lotions for this same purpose.

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