Olive Fruit, Leaves and Bark (Olea europea, Oleaceae)

Olive Applications:

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. It 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,

Olive Actions:

Leaves: Astringent, Antiseptic, Febrifuge, Tranquillizer
Oil: Nourishing demulcent, Laxative, Emollient, Cholagogue, Aperient, Anti-cholesterolaemic


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First records of olive leaf preparations to support patients afflicted with malarial parasites dates as far back as 1827. Since then, this nontoxic food substance has been discovered to be a valuable antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal agent. Supportive of immune function and a serious deterrent to viral activity inside and outside the cells. “Irreversibly inhibits viral replication” in many viruses including herpes and influenza. Effective with bacteria and parasites including staph, salmonella and malaria. The monoterpene Calcium Elenolate, or Oleuropein that we use in our superfoods we get as powder with 15% Oleuropein.

No single ingredient is better prepared to stand shoulder to shoulder with your immune system in its fight against viruses, bacteria, yeasts, fungi and parasites. Read that again. And then read between these lines and those to follow and then read deeper still. There is in nature only one microbe that produces a human – identical hormone. This microbe’s preferred environment is that where tumors meet healthy tissue. Not every human being has this microbe, but every person with cancer does. Not coincidentally, the hormone it produces is identical to the one produced by human sperm to camouflage them from attack by the female immune system until the sperm can make their way deep inside to fertilize the egg.

Cancer scientists have known this fascinating little fact for two decades, yet every attempt at funding the research necessary to follow this screaming lead has been stymied. Over this issue, one white knight at the very top of the cancer cartel resigned in disgust, stating: “As long as it is more profitable to search for a cure than to find one (no cure will be allowed).” And if you are obsessing over cancer, thinking you are in only a one-front battle, that cancer is your one and only enemy, you best look back over your shoulder – and to your left and right – and above and below!

Mismanagement of antibiotics has accelerated microbial evolution by generations in one flash leap, leaving those scientists who understand this potential, faint and pale with terror. These antibiotic-created beasties are merging their strengths into new strains and continuing to evolve at the speed of light – in animal and human populations. And all it would take for a world-devastating pandemic is for one of the more potent strains to go airborne. Some people will be better prepared than others. The time to enjoy the luxury of dabbling with marginal health or malnutrition is past. Once such a pandemic is underway, I doubt anybody would then argue against nutritional supplementation when thousands are dying on the left and tens of thousands on the right.

Then, only the most obscenely deranged person would dare promote such ignorance or buy into it. Problem is, by then it will be too late. Nutrition builds the system gradually over time. And there will be no time. Even those who have taken the utmost, no-cost-spared care of themselves, and made the effort of a pristine diet and life – style will be in for an “impossible” struggle. It is time to take inventory Give yourself every edge – and do it now! When the first one of these firestorms ignites, you are going to want every advantage already in place. We have also been developing an Immune Studies Formula with Olive Leaf Extract at its core.

Author: Life Enthusiast Staff