Always looking for an alternative to lab created medications, I came across Olive Leaf at the local natural food store and was amazed at all the great benefits it has to offer. Medicinal Olive Leaf dates back to the ancient Egyptians. According to the research of Dr. Morton Walker, Olive Leaf is effective against viruses, bacteria, fungi, herpes, influenza, polio, and Coxsackie Virus A-21.
In addition, Olive Leaf can reduce the risk of heart disease by protecting the heart and brain. According to the Mayo Clinic, the Mediterranean Diet can help reduce the risk of death from heart disease and cancer.
The fat in olive oil is an Omega 9 mono-unsaturated called oleic acid which is a “healthy” fat. The olive tree is a source of beneficial plant compounds that also help fight signs of aging and many diseases. The phenolics in olive leaf help eliminate “free radicals” which cause many diseases and increase the aging process.
Through my research I have found many natural remedies which include olive leaf, tumeric, cinnamon, and lemon balm (aka Melissa). All of these help the immune system to fight off viral, bacterial, and fungal conditions without the side effects of prescription or over the counter medications. If you are taking medications please discuss these supplements with your doctor before adding them to your daily routine. Go to your doctor prepared with articles and information to explain the benefits of these spices and supplements so that your doctor can be better informed.
I tried Barleans Olive Leaf Throat Spray at the onset of a cold and was pleasantly surprised when a day later most of my symptoms had gone away. I have now incorporated an olive leaf supplement into my daily routine to help fight free radicals and boost my immune system against things like the common cold.
For more information click on the links above Dr. Morton Walker and Mediterranean Diet.
Have a beautiful day and be healthy! ~Pamela