Please forward this error screen to 72. Please forward this error screen to 23. History of the Olive Tree and Leaf Arthritis reversed mark wiley pdf Fruit and Leaves of the Olive Tree have been used for thousands of years. The medicinal use of Olive Leaf began recently in 1995-1996 with the work of a chemist, William Frederickson who patented his extraction technique.
Upper Left Image: Olive tree and leaves , Olive leaf, Olea Europaea courtesy of wikimedia commons. Beneficial Properties of Olive Leaf Extract The Olive Leaf extract contains Oleuropein, the major beneficial substance with antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antihypertensive, and anti-diabetic properties. For example, Olive Leaf is a useful agent against chronic sinus infection as well as chronic toenail fungus. Both may harbor underling fungal or bacterial organisms causing the infection. Antiviral Activity against Influenza Antiviral activity is another benefit. For those wishing to prevent the common cold, the influenza virus, Olive Leaf extract might prove beneficial because of its anti-viral effect.
For patients with borderline or mild hypertension, Olive leaf extract has been shown to reduce blood pressure. In one study, Olive leaf extract was compared with the anti-hypertensive medication Captopril, finding it reduces blood pressure just as well as Captopril, a widely used drug. For patients concerned about cholesterol and lipids, Olive leaf extract has been found to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and more importantly prevent LDL oxidation. Olive leaf extract was found to be neuroprotective in an animal model of brain injury. Abundant published medical studies shows an amazing array of health benefits obtained from the humble olive leaf. Furneri PM, Piperno A, Sajia A, Bisignano G.
Department of Microbiological Sciences and Gynecological Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro antimycoplasmal activity of hydroxytyrosol. Twenty strains of Mycoplasma hominis, three strains of Mycoplasma fermentans, and one strain of Mycoplasma pneumoniae were used. In vitro antibacterial activity of some aliphatic aldehydes from Olea europaea L. Bisignano G, Laganà MG, Trombetta D, Arena S, Nostro A, Uccella N, Mazzanti G, Saija A. Source Department Farmaco-Biologico, University of Messina, Contrada Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy.
In vitro antimicrobial activity of olive leaves. Markin D, Duek L, Berdicevsky I. Source Department of Microbiology, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Abstract We investigated the antimicrobial effect of olive leaves against bacteria and fungi. The microorganisms tested were inoculated in various concentrations of olive leaf water extract. Olive leaf extract fractions, obtained by dialysis, that showed antimicrobial activity consisted of particles smaller than 1000 molecular rate cutoffs.