It is long history of using the olive tree which can live up to 3,000 years. The ancient Egyptians used mixtures with olive leaf for mummification. The olive tree is mentioned in the Bible more than 1,000 times. Although nowadays the emphasis is given to the olive fruit, and its products here, we will look at the fantastic properties of olive leaves.
Olive leaf hides numerous medicinal properties. The most active compound in olive leaves, which are usually bound and therapeutic effect is called oleuropein (monoterpenes bitter glycoside). In fact oleuropein and products of its degradation have very strong antibacterial activity.
With olive leaf is improved the situation in a number of diseases caused by bacteria – pneumonia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, influenza, meningitis, hepatitis B, herpes, etc. It is also good and for the urinary tract, but also in surgical infections. It has been proven that olive leaf also prevents infections caused by the action of fungi.
For compounds present in olive leaf, generally thought to boost the immune system, increase energy of the body possess antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal and antibacterial activities. Reduces or even completely eliminates many health problems, lowers blood pressure, blood sugar levels and LDL (often called “bad” cholesterol that is bad fats that are associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases) in the blood system.
There is long list of diseases, especially the pathological microorganisms compounds who can be destroyed by olive leaves. If you suffer from any of the following diseases, use tea made from olive leaves can greatly contribute to improving your health:
– Heart disease and regulation of heart rate
– High levels of fat in the blood
– Chronic fatigue syndrome
– Hepatitis A, B and C
– Meningitis (bacterial or viral)
– Inflammation of the urinary tract
– Chlamydial infections
Excessive use of the content of olive leaves may cause rapid extinction of microorganisms into the body and is necessary to gradually increase the intake of tea.
Recipe how to prepare the healthiest tea on the planet:
Olive tea: For a cup of tea 2-3 dl need 15-20 dried olive leaves.
Allow the water to boil, put the leaves and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Allow the leaves to stand in water for 10 minutes and remove. It is not good the leaves to stand longer. You can drink cold and warm with honey, lemon, or with nothing. The tea should be consumed every day to feel the results in different diseases. The tea is recommended to drink as prevention to prevent these diseases. The tea has a mild taste with perhaps barely noticeable bitterness.
The leaves of the tea is best to be harvested in spring (but not always) when they are young, wash them and put them to dry in a place where there is good air circulation. Should be stored in a closed container, protected from light ..
More recent studies have confirmed that olive tea has more antioxidants even than green tea, making it among the healthiest teas of our planet as a whole.