Olive Extract (leaf) Alea Europea

The olive plant is an evergreen that can grow to heights of 30 feet. It produces a fruit, the olive, and its oil is obtained from the fruit and leaves of the tree. Olive grows in the wild, in parts of the Mediterranean and is also cultivated in areas with similar climate. [1]

The traditional uses of olive by the inhabitants of the Mediterranean coast include; wound cleansing, cardiovascular problems, malaria, infection, and to support general well being. The olive leaf was used ornamentally as a status symbol, an emblem of peace, and was even included in various religious rituals.

The main constituents of olive are triterpenoid saponins. These include the compounds oleuropein, oleasterol, oleanolic acid, and ursalic acid. It also contains oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fatty acid, and phenolic compounds which account for its antioxidant activity.

Today olive leaf is most commonly used as a remedy for high blood pressure. It has cardiotonic action via several different mechanisms. It is also considered an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and hypoglycemic agent.



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Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Fallodox $16.95
 
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$0.56 30 Progressive Health

 

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