Olive Leaf - Certified Organic Cut Form 1 lb
Herbal Information for Organic Olive Leaf in Cut Form
Common Name: Olive Leaf, Olive Leaves
Botanical Name: Olea europaea
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Form: Certified Organic Cut
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Additional Information About Olive Leaf
- Supports Digestion
- Immune System Support
- Supports the Body's Natural Defenses
- Historically, a popular herb of choice
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|Hard/Dried Berries||YES||YES||YES||Grind First||NO||YES|
|Roots/Tubers||YES||YES||Decoct First||Grind First||NO||YES|
|Bark||YES||YES||Decoct First||Grind First||NO||YES|
|Stems||YES||YES||Decoct First||Grind First||YES||YES|
|Flowers||YES||YES||Make Tea First||Grind First||YES||YES|
About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
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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/>.