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Olive leaf extract quick review
Botanical description: live leaf extract is made from the leaves of the green olive tree (Olea europaea).
Health benefits : helps to slow the growth of bacteria and prevent the replication of viruses.
 
Olive Leaf by Vitabase
Vitabase's Standardized Olive Leaf Extract is produced by a European phytopharmaceutical company and is manufactured under strict European quality control standards without the use of harsh solvents. Like all European herbal extracts, the extraction of our Olive Leaf Extract is regulated to the same high standards as over-the-counter drugs. It is meticulously extracted to provide the optimal level of 12-16% natural occurring oleuropein. Our Standardized Olive Leaf Extract contains a full spectrum of components as they occur naturally in Olive leaves. Click here for more information.
 

Olive leaf extract


Olive leaf extract is made from the leaves of the green olive tree (Olea europaea). Extracts from the leaves of the olive tree contain
unique compounds that possess a natural ability to inhibit the growth of numerous viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms. Olive leaf may also have antifungal properties that can help maintain a healthy balance of microorganisms in the intestines. Olive leaves have long been touted as an antidiabetic agent in herbal folklore. Olive leaf may also be of benefit to people suffering from chronic fatigue, fungal infections, herpes I and II, dental infections, shingles (herpes zoster) and recurring urinary tract infections. Olive leaf has many constituents, including oleuropein and several types of flavonoids (e.g., rutin, apigenin, luteolin). The main active ingredient in olive leaf extract is called oleuropein. Oleuropein is known as an iridoid, a type of plant chemical found throughout the olive tree and in olive oil. Oleuropein has such strong anti microbial properties that it must be removed before olive fermentation (brining) can take place. Olive leaf extract helps to slow the growth of bacteria and prevent the replication of viruses. When unheated olives are brined to preserve them, oleuropein is converted into another chemical called elenolic acid. Elenolic acid has shown antibacterial actions against several species of Lactobacilli and Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilus. Oleuropein inhibits the oxidation of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. Oleuropeside acts as a hypotensive by activating the vasodilation of blood vessels.