The olive leaves contain a particular extract that has been used in various cultures for medical purposes for several centuries: this extract has also been thoroughly studied by the modern scientific community.
The olive leaf extract is characterized, first of all, to propose a beneficial action not only against microbes, bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, since it is also able to guarantee the performance of an activity therapeutic for various situations related to health.
Among the other properties of the olive leaf extract, we certainly find that of inhibiting and preventing infections that are caused by microbes, fungi, parasites, yeasts, bacteria and viruses.
Furthermore, this particular extract is very suitable for increasing the elasticity of the arteries, as well as for regulating and improving blood circulation, as well as decreasing the pressure when it reaches too high values and preventing the formation of different forms of disease that go to hit the heart.
Furthermore, the extract of olive leaves it is characterized by going to guarantee a sense of well-being with respect to the inflammations caused by arthritis, especially those caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
Furthermore, the olive leaf extract allows to fight the production of free radicals and significantly improves the symptoms due to chronic fatigue syndrome and related disorders.
The olive leaves are characterized by collecting the most important quantity of active ingredients, which can also be used through the extracts. The olive leaves have a high quantity of oleuropein inside them, which is also found in the oil.
Oleuropein is characterized by being a polyphenol that has glycosidic elements: it is, in a nutshell, an antioxidant that ensures a slightly bitter taste.
The olive leaves are also one of the most effective remedies against hypertension and are also suitable when it is necessary to carry out therapies of rather long periods, since the olive tree is not toxic.
In any case, olive leaves are often used in phytotherapy, since they are able to guarantee the performance of an excellent vasodilator activity and, for this reason, they are hypotensive, i.e. they decrease blood pressure, both for as regards the levels of the maximum and minimum.
Olive leaves are an excellent remedy, especially when you intend to quickly reduce blood pressure: in this sense, an important role is played by the decoction of olive leaves.
To make a decoction of olive leaves, the first thing to do is to boil 20 grams of olive leaves in 0.3 liters of water until they are reduced by a third: a cup of decoction represents the dose to be take daily and the effect can be felt rather quickly, but it is necessary to continue the treatment for at least 2-3 weeks.
There is not only the decoction of olive leaves, since there are also other remedies that can be achieved. For example, the infusion of olive leaves is characterized by being used especially in cases of milder hypertension.
To make the infusion it takes about 30-50 grams of olive leaves to be infused in a liter of water for about 25 minutes: the dose to be taken daily is 2-3 cups.
The infusion of olive leaves is characterized by having powerful purifying and diuretic properties, but also anti-uric, lipid-lowering and hypoglycemic properties.
The infusion of olive leaves is characterized by also carrying out an important overall detoxifying action, with a particular focus on reducing the excesses of uric acids, fats and sugars in the blood.
Among the various preparations that can be made we also find the mother tincture of olive leaves: the dose can change according to the needs and requirements of the person, but usually it is equal to 30-50 drops to be taken three times a day.
On the market you can also find a large number of preparations in which the olive tree is flanked by many other plants that are able to carry out a hypotensive activity: in particular we find hawthorn, but also mistletoe and garlic.
Hawthorn, which can also be used in herbal tea in the company of the olive tree, is able to perform an excellent hypotensive activity and regulates the activity of the heart, being extremely useful in all light arrhythmias.
Mistletoe, on the other hand, is characterized by ensuring the performance of an excellent hypotensive activity but is exploited individually, without being accompanied by other components, since it does not represent a correct solution for long therapies, since it has a good toxicity.
Garlic is characterized by being slightly hypotensive which allows to limit the excess of blood lipids, a complication that is often linked to hypertension.