Olive leaf information

Olive leaf information:Viral infections have become a major health  concern. Antibiotic wonder drugs do nothing to cure viral infections.

Whether you have a common cold, flu, hepatitis,  herpes, HIV or even ebola - you have a viral illness.  Olive leaf has been shown to be effective against viral infections.

There have even studies: Olive leaf information and HIV .  These seem particularly important because this herb has none of the serious side effects of many of the commonly used antiviral drugs used for HIV, AIDS. Some health care professionals now integrate this herb into the care of those with HIV infection. But it has other practical uses. (Read on)

This ancient plant, the common olive tree may become one of the most important health care remedies of the 21st century. Farmers and scientist have long known that the leaves of the tree seem to repel insects. In the 1800's doctors reported improvement in malaria patients after they boiled some Olive leaves and fed the resulting 'tea' to the malaria patients. For a long time this was a 'treatment of choice' for malaria.

20th century research

But it was the result of research by scientists at the Upjohn company in the late 1960's that proved it is effective against many viruses.

The Upjohn scientists isolated calcium elenolate as the substance in Olive leaves that is antiviral.  In 1969 The Journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy reported that calcium elenolate inhibited many viruses including parainfluenza and herpes.

Then in 1997, Dr. Morton Walker authored  Natures Antibiotic: Olive Leaf Extract which was published by Kensington Books in 1997.  He states that the extract can also inactivate smallpox, plague, Epstein-Barr virus and hepatitis.

In 2003 Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications published a study, "Anti-HIV activity of Olive leaf extract (OLE) and modulation of host cell gene expression by HIV-1 infection and OLE treatment" which showed the extract to be effective when used in high doses.

More recently it has been shown to be an effective remedy for bone loss Click to read about its use for bone building

Olive leaf information: practical uses

Besides its inclusion in some bone building remedies, there are an increasing number of individuals who are using this remedy to ward off or treat flu when it is in season. Others are using it for herpes and other viral conditions.  Since its only published  'side effect' is a possible  lowering of blood pressure at high doses (It is not difficult to keep track of blood pressure either at home with a cuff or at the pharmacy, where many stores now have public blood pressure monitoring machines.)

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