Latin Name : Olea Europaea
Olive tree leaves contain many potentially bioactive compounds that have antioxidant, antihypertensive, antiatherogenic, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic properties — similar to olive oil benefits.
Olive leaves make delicious and healthy olive leaf tea. A gently infused handful of dried leaves tastes great and is very refreshing hot or iced, straight or blended.
Proven Olive Leaf Benefits
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Improves Cardiovascular Health
- Protects Skin
- Relax and ease arthritic pain
- Reduce bad cholesterol
- Stimulate the immune system
- Help fight infections
To make an infusion, place one tablespoon of dried herbs into a ceramic teapot, mug or mason jar for each cup of tea you intend to brew. Cover with boiling water. Place on the lid (or cover your cup with a saucer) and let steep for 10-15 minutes or overnight.
Olive leaf is generally safe and doesn’t cause any serious side effects. On occasion, olive leaves may cause dizziness in people who have low blood pressure because it can lower it even further. It may also cause stomach irritations, especially if the dose is too high or the olive leaf tea is too strong.
In any case you should consult with your healthcare doctor before using any herb especially if you’re taking other medications or having health problems.