PRIMARY USES: Viral and Bacterial Infections, Candida, Blood Sugar Swings, HIV and AIDS, High Cholesterol
Olive leaf is gaining in popularity for use during infections. The key active ingredients of Olive Leaf are the iridoide monoterpenes or oleuropein; it is a powerful antimicrobial for bacteria and viral infections. Oleuropein is converted into elenoic acid in the body which may prevent viruses and bacteria from replicating. Olive leaf extract is effective on againsting the following microorganisms: E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, S. aureus, K. pneumoniae, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Microsporum canis, T. rubrum and Candida albicans. Its use in Candida, along with Oregano Oil should be considered a first line of treatment.
Hypoglycemic activities of olive leaf are attributed to two mechanisms: potentiation of glucose-induced insulin release and increased peripheral uptake of glucose. It may help to lower blood sugar levels as a result, especially in adult onset diabetes as well as hyperglycemia.
Olive Leaf also lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
COMPLEMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Echinacea (best before get sick and general immune booster)
Oregano Oil (acute infection, parasites, yeast infections)
Respir-Ease (if congested)
Echinacea Goldenseal (when acute)
DOSE: 20-40 drops, 2-3 times per day or as needed in juice or water.