by Life Enthusiast Staff
Olive - Olea europea, Oleaceae
Fever, Nervous tension, High cholesterol, Burns, bruises, insect bites, sprains, pruritus, Hair tonic, Constipation, Ointment for rheumatic problems. Topically for joint, kidney and chest complaints
An olive leaf extract supplement to support immune system function. Olive leaf extract yields Oleuropein that works by stimulating your body's protective cells (phagocytes) to ingest foreign matter. It has no impact on "friendly" intestinal microorganisms. Thus, it can be used to support the Immune System when invasive microorganisms are present.
Parts Used: The oil of the fruit, leaves, bark
Habitat: Asia Minor and Syria. Cultivated in Mediterranean countries, Chile and Peru, and South Australia
Constituents: Benzoic acid, Olivile, Mannite,
Leaves: Astringent, Antiseptic, Febrifuge, Tranquillizer
Oil: Nourishing demulcent, Laxative, Emollient, Cholagogue, Aperient, Anti-cholesterolaemic
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