Olive Leaf Tea

Olive leaf tea is one of the most common, traditional herbal teas used among Mediterranean people to treat disease.1 It has been used for centuries for the treatment of conditions and diseases such as the common cold, malaria and tropical illnesses.2

 

“In 2007, researchers in Australia studying the antioxidant capacity of 55 medicinal herbs found olive leaf {extract} had the highest radical-scavenging activity of all herbs studied – more than twice that of Camellia sinensis (green tea) and Silybum marianum (milk thistle).2 ”

 

Production of Olive Leaf Tea

 

 

Health Benefits of Olive Leaf Tea

 

Research shows that components of the olive leaf (most prominently, oleuropein) may have beneficial effects on health – such as benefits for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hyperlipidaemia.1-3

Research related to the specific health benefits of olive leaf tea is limited, and presents an opportunity for interested researchers, to grow and develop this area of evidence. However, there is an abundance of evidence around the bioactive components found in the olive leaf, as detailed on the Olive Leaf Extract page.

 

References

  1. Sedef N, Karakaya S. Olive tree (Olea europaea) leaves: potential beneficial effects on human health. Nutr Rev. 2009;67(11):632–8.
  2. Olive Leaf Extract. Alt Med Rev.
    At: http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/14/1/62.pdf
  3. Natural therapy pages. Olive leaf tea.
    At: https://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/the_health_benefits_of_olive_leaf_tea#gM2cRvjZiePVlVdD.97

 

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