Olive Leaf

Olive – 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. 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,

Olive Actions:

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

References:

  1. Grieve, M., A Modern Herbal, Tiger, Great Britain, 1994.
  2. Lust, J., The Herb Book, Bantam Books, USA, 1974.
  3. Brockhampton Press, Guide to Herbal Remedies, Brockhampton Press, London, 1996.
Author: Life Enthusiast