In the UAE a grand festival called the Global Village usually takes place in the winter months. Traders from various countries come and sell their goods. This year in the Greece pavilion, olive oil obtained from trees which are 2000 years old are being sold like hot cakes. It is common knowledge that this extra virgin oil, which is cold pressed, can be obtained from the seaside town of Ermioni in Greece; what isn’t so common is that AIDS patients can benefit from olive leaf extract obtained from these trees.
Perhaps you’ve already figured it out. This article is about olive leaf extract and not about olive oil. Just to get your attention I told you the above story. Ha, ha! Well, olive leaf extract has an antioxidant capacity double than that of green tea extract and 400% higher than vitamin C. This finding made the world sit up and take note of olive leaf extract. In fact, Dr. Robert F. Cathcart III, MD is noted to have reported that his experience with the utilization of ascorbic acid in the treatment of viral diseases led him to hypothesize that ascorbate would be of great value in the treatment of AIDS.
Olive tree is mentioned so many times in the bible. It was also used by ancient Egyptians. In what was named as twins’ trial scientists found that olive leaf extract lowers cholesterol and blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension. Oleuropein is the much famed component found in the extract. It has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral property. It also increases the synthesis of thermogenin a substance which aids in the burning of fat. In other words olive leaf extract helps you to slim down. Thus, it was often touted as weight reducing product. But there’s been a shift in recent years. The extract has been featured in publications read by many AIDS challenged individuals. A number of these publications report that people living with AIDS are satisfied users of the olive leaf extract. They claim AIDS patients experience improvement in immune system parameters. Perhaps that’s because olive leaf extract has a great deal of antioxidants. Of course, antioxidants fight free radicals. These free radicals cause cell damage and leads to heart disease and cancer. According to the Ameriden Research olive leaf extract has 97 components. My goodness! I believe each of them have some beneficial activity.
Moreover, the olive leaf extract has so many health benefits. According to Ameriden Research it is useful for blood pressure, cancer, cholesterol, coronary heart disease, cosmetic, diabetic, fever, HIV/AIDS, immune system, influenza, pneumonia and ulcers.
Further according to the Ameriden research, the original olive leaf extract can be used for a wide range of conditions such as athlete’s foot, bladder and urinary infections, botulism, candida, chicken pox, common cold, sores, cholera, pink eye, ear infections, yeast infections, STD, ringworm, salmonella, nail fungus, measles and so much more. So it’s not just AIDS patients that can benefit from using the extract.
Olive tree extract along with the olive oil is used in soaps and other skin care products such as creams and lotions. That would mean, it’s not such a hard product to obtain.
So whether you’re and AIDS patient or just an ordinary person interested in good health, it might be wise to look into picking up some olive leaf extract for yourself.
Written By: Swarnam John
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