Olive leaf infusion

Unexpected benefits

Select, hand picked, dried olives leaves from Arbequina, Picual and Mallorquina olives trees grown exclusively on ours organics farms in Mallorca

The olive leaf was first used medicinally in Ancient Egypt, and it was a symbol of heavenly power. It is the leaf of the olive tree, used in the human diet as an herbal tea, an extract and a powder.

Scientists have isolated the unique molecule that provides olive oil with its multitude of health and life-extending benefits. Known as oleuropein. The olive tree produces oleuropein abundantly in its leaves as well as in the olive fruit itself.

Oleuropein provides the distinctive tangy, pungent, almost bitter flavor found in high quality extra virgin olive oils. It’s also responsible for most of olive oil’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and disease-fighting characteristics.

Olive Leaf Benefits:

  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Improves Cardiovascular Health · Diabetes
  • Reduces the Risk of Cancer
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Treats Arthritis
  • Kills Bacteria and Fungi
  • Improves Immune System
  • Protects Skin - Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflamatory
  • Astringent

Precautions

If you take any blood pressure medications or have low blood pressure, check with your health care professional before using Olive Leaf.

Not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

>For topical use, olive leaves are astringent, and antiseptic, which makes them valuable for the treatment of wounds and injuries. A poultice of the leaves can be used in bruises and inflammation. And because of its high antioxidant power, it is a powerful rejuvenator. You can use your olive leaf tea like cleaning wather four your skin.

Olive leaf tincture.

Making a tincture means that you draw out the medicinal qualities of the herb, and simultaneously preserve it for long term use. Ideally this can be done with alcohol, but you can chose to use vinegar and glycerin to make tinctu- res. Alcohol stores the best, though.

The instructions for making olive leaf extract/tincture are ridiculous- ly easy:

  1. Wash the leaves, chop finely or shred in a food processor, then place in a glass jar.
  2. Cover with 80% proof vodka. The ratio is 1 leaves: 5 vodka.
  3. Seal the glass, and let it sit in a dark place for at least two weeks, but up to six weeks. Shake it every once in a while and make sure the leaves are all covered by liquid; add more vodka if you need to.
  4. After two weeks, you can now strain it out. If you have those wonderful amber colored dropper bottles then pour it in there for easy use.
  5. Use your tincture! Here’s a good site with information about how to determine your dosage.