Olive leaves have been used by our ancestors for a long time because of their endless beneficial properties. Among its most prominent uses are against Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. Olive leaves can also provide protection for the cardiovascular and immune system, although it increases the energy and promote good blood pressure, prevent you from Alzheimer’s and diabetes etc. Other benefits include the prevention of stroke, hypertension etc. Olives usually grow in the Mediterranean countries and also in the southern countries such as: Chile, Peru and Australia. These leaves were even used for mummification of the Pharaohs, as its first medical uses were in ancient Egypt.
These leaves were sacred during ancient times because they symbolized a divine power. Back in the 1800’s, they were added to drinks to counteract fevers. Furthermore, they were also used in infusions to treat malaria.
Their antibacterial properties make the list of their uses huge:
- Yeast infections
- Human virus herpes 6 and 7
- Hepatitis B
- The common cold
- Epstein Barr virus (EBV)
- Herpes I and II
- Severe diarrhea
- Urinary tract
- Ear infections
How to Prepare Extract from Olive Leaves at Home:
To prepare extract of olive leaves you can use them both fresh and dried.
Take a lot of olive leaves (fresh leaves 100-150) per liter water. If you’re using dried leaves, reduce the amount to one third. Clean the leaves carefully. Leave them in some water with baking soda for several minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Later, put those leaves in the water and boil them. When the water starts to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes more.
After they’re boiled transfer the extract (only the water) in glass bottles and store it in the fridge.
How to use it:
Take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day with your meal. If the flavor is too strong for you, dilute it with water. Try to include olive oil or olive leaves into your everyday diet and you’ll notice their miraculous benefits in no time!