Olive leaf Osteoporosis, Osteopenia

Olive leaf Osteoporosis, Osteopenia usage. Her is an inexpensive supplement you can add to your collection of natural treatment herbs. Since the 19th century Olive leaf has been  recognized for its anti viral and anti-mivrobial properties.

Before penicillin and other antibiotics, this was the treatment of choice for malaria. Now modern researchers have begun studying the properties of Oleuropein which is contained in the leaves of the Olive tree.

Oleuropein has many pharmacological properties. It has been shown to be an:

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-atherogenic
  • anti-cancer
  • antimicrobial
  • antiviral
  • anti-aging
  • a skin protector
  • a brain protector (re: Alzheimer’s disease and other age related cognitive problems)
  • as well as being vasodilatory , anti-platelet aggregation, hypotensive, anti-rheumatic, diuretic and antipyretic in its effects.


You can click here to read a scientific article documenting these Olive lead benefits

More Olive leaf Osteoporosis Osteopenia:

This plant is useful  because it both stimulates osteoblasts, the cells involved in bone building AND because it inhibits the formation of osteoclasts, the cells involved in bone removal.  This is groundbreaking news. I know of no pharmaceutical drug that does both these things.

In addition Olive leaf is inexpensive.  Of course you can buy it on line.

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But before you do, I suggest that you read the rest of this article because Olive leaf does have some interesting side effects.

Let's review: Olive leaf Osteoporosis, Ostepenia effects

  1. Olive leaf stimulates bone growth.  A study documenting that Olive leaf  stimulation  bone growth was done at the University of Cordoba in Spain. Their researchers found found that "oleuropein provoked an increase in the differentiation of osteoblasts, cells responsible for bone formation". Source: .doctac 2011.
  2. Also has been research showing Olive leaf as preventing bone loss In April 2011 Japanese scientists published a paper, "Olive polyphenol hydroxytyrosol prevents bone loss" in the European Journal of Pharmacology stating: The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of oleuropein  hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol, the major polyphenols in olives, on bone formation using cultured osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and on bone loss in ovariectomized mice.                                     ... oleuropein at 10 to 100 μM and hydroxytyrosol at 50 to 100 μM inhibited the formation of multinucleated osteoclasts in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, both compounds suppressed the bone loss of trabecular bone in femursof ovariectomized mice ...                                                                                                                                          Their summary states: Our findings indicate that the olive polyphenols oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol may have critical effects on the formation and maintenance of bone, and can be used as effective remedies in the treatment of osteoporosis symptoms."A summary of this article can be found at SciVerse.com for Olive Leaf Osteoporosis, Osteopenia benefits

Other effects of olive leaf

It is an anti-viral. It was once the preferred treatment against malaria - before we had antibiotics.  There are many people, myself included,  who take significant amounts during flu season.

It can also lower systolic blood pressure so if you are on blood pressure medication, you do need to keep track lest your blood pressure drop too low.

But what I find interesting is that a number of company's making supplements for bone density, now include Olive leaf among their ingredients. Here is one that I have been using:

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