I was super excited to give Olive leaf extract a try, as I had heard that it is wonderful for Candida overgrowth and I am a long-time sufferer of this. It was also recommended as a natural anti-parasitic when I was looking for something suitable for my two year old.
Indeed, the Olive tree has been long revered for its wonderfully healthful fruit and oils, but in recent years it is the leaf which has taken center stage. Olive leaves have been used for centuries, Hippocrates prescribes olive leaf for ulcers and other ailments and it has recently been discovered that olive leaf is one of the most powerful plant antioxidants known. The leaves, bark and fruit of olive trees contain compounds which protect it from parasites and disease. Some olive trees are believed to have survived for thousands of years, demonstrating the power of these compounds to preserve and protect.
Olive leaf extract tincture is a powerful immune booster, antioxidant, an active broncho-dilator and antispasmodic, lowers fevers (antipyretic), regulates blood sugar levels and increases liquid excretion (diuretic). Research also shows that Olive leaf is an effective antimicrobial agent against a wide variety or pathogens (viruses, bacteria, yeasts, fungi, protozoa and other parasites).
Olive leaf extract is anti-microbial, meaning it kills or resists the multiplication of a broad range of viruses, bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and other parasites in your system. Additionally, Olive leaf extract does not appear to have any damaging effect on the probiotic bacteria in the gut, a property which separates it from most other natural antivirals. This is very important in avoiding recurring infections after overcoming the first one, and makes Olive leaf extract the perfect supplement for those suffering from Candida overgrowth. It can subsequently be taken in conjunction with probiotics.
Olive leaf extract contains some of the strongest natural antioxidants discovered, much stronger than vitamin C and green tea and it also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for arthritic pain and swelling.
Multiple animal and human studies have shown that taking olive leaf extract can lower high blood pressure by increasing coronary flow.
People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have reported a radical improvement when taking olive leaf extract internally and report more energy and a better sense of wellbeing.
The kids strawberry and banana flavoured tincture by Herbal Wellness is fantastic and does a good job of making it palatable for toddlers. It is worth noting that it does contain sugar and ethanol in tiny amounts, but under the circumstances I decided this was preferably over over-the-counter deworming medication for my son, and it seemed to work wonderfully.
I did indeed notice a definite improvement in our overall health after the taking the Olive Leaf Extract for some time, and in addition to a Candida diet, saw a reduction in those pesky Candida overgrowth symptoms such as dizzy spells and low energy. My eczema too started to clear up, and is almost completely gone, and I attribute this to the overall improvement in my gut health. I have been on a gut health drive for the past few months, and this supplement is a must for anyone experiences compromised digestion for whatever reason!
Olive leaf extract is the perfect immune booster for winter, and will ensure that you get through these cold months without so much as a cold, if you do get a cold, take the tincture to reduce the severity and duration of the cold!
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