The number of people who are switching from prescriptions and surgery to a natural, holistic approach to healing the body from illnesses is consistently growing. People are studying and researching how good natural ingredients are in their cooking; how harmless natural fibers are on their babies’ skin; and how beneficial natural substances, such as olive leaf extract, are for the body. Scientists are discovering more and more reasons why you should use olive leaf extract daily in both preventative measures and an active energy to cure an illness you or someone you care for is already overcome with.
Why An Extract From The Olive Leaf?
You may be wondering what is so great about an olive, much less something pulled from its leaf. Well, truth be told, the olive leaf and its extract has been around for many years. It has been noted that the ancient Egyptians used extract from the olive leaf in their preservation rituals, otherwise known as mummification. Even before that, according to your religious beliefs, the olive and its various parts (leaf, oil, and branch) were mentioned often throughout the Bible.
What Is The Extract?
The first substance extracted from the olive was called oleuropein and was discovered in 1843. The olive leaf extract of oleuropein is described as bitter; it is found throughout the entire olive tree. This olive leaf extract is a part of the olive tree that makes it so durable and resistant to bacteria and insects.
Then What Happened To The Olive Leaf?
After olive leaf extract went through lots of scientific research and laboratory experimentation, olive leaf extract was found to be safe, non-toxic and helpful in against viruses. Many pharmaceutical companies and scientists tested different extracts from the olive leaf with different measures of compounds and compositions. Some examples of findings: reported to lower blood pressure in animals (1962); found to counter react viruses, such as the common cold (late 1960’s); reported to help cardiovascular problems (1996); etc.
What Makes The Extract So Potent?
There are a number of recorded reasons why scientists found and continue to find the extract from the olive leaf so potent, powerful, and beneficial to the future of natural human health. In just, the extract is a “true anti-viral substance because it appears to selectively block an entire virus-specific system in the infected host. It thus appears to offer healing affects not addressed by pharmaceutical antibiotics” (James R. Priviteria, M.D.).
What Can Olive Leaf Extract Do For Me?
Olive leaf extract as a supplement started being used by health care professionals in the 90’s. Thus far, the extract supplement has been found to have beneficial towards:
Urinary tract infections
The benefits vary with disease and it should be noted that the leaf extract of the olive should not be relied upon as a full force kill-all. As always, check with your doctor of choice before starting any major supplemental dietary exchanges.
The holistic approach would be for you to change internally by taking the olive leaf supplement, but to change other things or situations that affect your life negatively. You would develop an exercise regiment to add into your daily lifestyle. You would develop you way of thinking and thought processes to follow tranquility and internal cleanliness. There are a wide array of books, online resources, and holistic practitioners you can and should speak with. The benefits of holistic medicines, self-healing, and natural cures are continuously being studied and further developed. It is up to you to be proactive in the cause, as opposed to be reactive in your disease and viruses.