Olive Leaf, Starwest, Cut, Organic, 1lb
OLIVE LEAF - CERTIFIED ORGANIC
|Other Name||Olive Leaf
||One Pound (1 lb.)
About Olive Leaf
Orally, olive leaf is used for treatment of viral, bacterial, and protozoal conditions including influenza, the common cold, meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes, shingles, HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, and hepatitis B. Olive leaf is also used for pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, severe diarrhea, blood poisoning, and infections including dental, ear, urinary tract, and surgical infections. Other uses include hypertension, diabetes, allergic rhinitis, improving renal and digestive function, and as a diuretic and antipyretic.
Olive leaf is most often sold as capsules or liquid extracts. Extracts are concentrated liquid preparations usually made by soaking chopped or mashed plant parts in a liquid such as alcohol, and then straining out the solid parts.1 Olive leaf is present in the solid component, acting as an antimicrobial agent. The olive leaf may comprise from about 2 to about 10 weight percent of the solid component.2 Olive Leaf is effective in fighting viruses of all kinds. It appears to be a true antiviral compound with the ability to inhibit the critical amino acid production needed for the growth of viruses; and in extensive testing, it deactivated or destroyed every virus (and fungus, yeast and protozoan) against which it was used.3
Orally, water extracts of olive fruit pulp are used for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Topically, olive oil is used for softening earwax, ringing ears (tinnitus), pain in the ears, lice, wound dressing, treating minor burns and psoriasis, preventing and treating stretch marks due to pregnancy, and for protecting the skin from ultraviolet (UV) damage after sun exposure. In foods, olive oil is used as a cooking and salad oil.
This product is pharmacopeia grade (it meets or exceeds standards of Chinese pharmacopeia guidelines). Simply put, the quality of pharmacopeia herbs is better than commonly used food grade herbs to ensure they deliver their intended effect. These herbs were made at good manufacturing practices (GMP) internationally certified facilities. Quality control tests are done at the manufacturing site and at third party labs to confirm results. The testing includes detecting for contaminants such as heavy metals, mircobacteria, and pesticide residues.
Chinese medicine is a 5,000 year old art and science. Diagnosis and prescription require a trained professional. If your symptoms do not improve, please consult your acupuncturist, doctor of oriental medicine, or physician.
The information here is intended for information only. It is not to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or to be used in place of medical supervision. Consult with your naturopathic doctor or health care professional. The FDA has not evaluated these statements and products, and they are not intended for the prevention, treatment, cure, or mitigation of disease.
California Residents: This product is subject to Proposition 65.
1 "Olive Leaf Patents." Rex Research. <http://www.rexresearch.com/articles/oliveleaf.htm>.
2 "Herbal Intestinal Tract Cleanser - Renew Life Formulas, Inc." FPO IP Research & Communities. 22 Apr. 2003. <http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6551628.html>.
3 Kilham, Chris. "The Healing Power of Olive Leaf." Fox News. 23 Jan. 2013. <http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/23/healing-power-olive-leaf/>.