Olive Leaf

Olea europaea (loose) – 100g – £6.00

The olive tree and olive oil are mentioned seven times in the Quran, and the olive is praised as a precious fruit. Olive tree and olive-oil health benefits have been propounded in Prophetic medicine. Muhammad is reported to have said: “Take oil of olive and massage with it – it is a blessed tree” (Sunan ibn Majah, chapter 32).

In Morocco olive leaf is infused in order to stabilize blood sugar and control diabetes.

One of the primary compounds in olive leaf is Oleuropein, which has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Studies have found that oleuropein, which is a polyphenol, is a potent antioxidant which helps to lower blood pressure naturally and helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Oleuropein also displayed anti-cancer functions when it made tumors in animals regress or disappear.

Olive leaf is an antioxidant – it contains a very high amount of Oleuropein  which helps to combat the damage caused by free radicals and protects the brain from memory loss. Using olive leaf infusions is a safe and effective way to treat Alzheimer’s disease naturally.

INFUSION add one tspn of olive leaf to a large mug of boiling water and leave for 15 minutes – STRAIN – drink warm

WARNING do not drink more than one cup of olive tea per day excessive use can cause dizziness, very low blood pressure, heartburn, stomach irritation. DO NOT take if taking blood thinners like warfarin, pregnant or breastfeeding and if diabetic check with your doctor beforehand.