What exactly is olive leaf?
Medicinal olive leaf is an extract that comes from the silvery green leaves of the olive tree (Olea europaea), a tree which has been an integral part of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culture for centuries. While olives and olive oil are used for food, olive leaf has been known since ancient times for its unique medicinal properties in the areas of cardiovascular, antioxidant and immune health.
Why is olive leaf so good for me?
Olive leaves contain various active compounds including oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, polyphenols and flavonoids.1 In a living olive tree, these substances serve to protect the leaves from damage due to microbes and insects1 and are also responsible for olive’s leaf’s healing and protective effects in our bodies. Olive leaf has potent antioxidant activity and helps to protect the body from free radical damage. In fact, recent research claims that olive leaf extract contains double the free radical scavenging activity of the well‐known antioxidant green tea!1 It also has antimicrobial properties and is used in traditional Western herbal medicine to ease fevers. In addition, it may help to maintain normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels in healthy people. Olive leaf helps you maintain your general health, wellbeing and immunity so you can get on with the good stuff.
Where can I get it?
Olive leaf extract is available from Cenovis in a high strength capsule known as Cenovis Olive Leaf 3000mg and helps support immune and cardiovascular health as well as helping to reduce free radical damage in the body.