We all consume extra virgin oil made out of olives as it is very beneficial for our health. Aside the consumption of olive oil, likewise we eat the olive itself; however olive tree can offer even more, olive leaves. Namely, olive leaves provide many medicinal properties due to the existence of most important compound in olive leaf the oleuropein. This compound contains potent anti-bacterial quality.
This tree is so beneficial that even in the Bible is mentioned its existence. Furthermore, olive leaves are great healing agent as they possess antiviral, antiparasitic, anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, and due to its powerful properties many diseases can be overcome by using them.
Olive leaves have the ability to improve the health condition of various diseases usually caused by microbes. Likewise, they aid in health conditions like gonorrhea, herpes, meningitis, hepatitis B, pneumonia, and flu.
They are also helpful when surgical infections occur, and with infections of the urinary tract. Olive leaves prevent infection caused by the action of fungi.
Preparing tea out of olive can help you in treating the following illnesses: influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, meningitis, urinary tract infections, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, herpes, atherosclerosis, botulism, malaria, ulcers, diphtheria, encephalitis, and chronic fatigue.
Olive leaves can restore the whole immune system, also they can improve the energy levels in the body, for instance after the use of chemotherapy.
Olive Leaves Tea Recipe:
15-20 dried olive leaves
1 cup water
Preparation: Put the leaves in boiled water and cook them for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, let the leaves to stay in the water for 10 minutes and after that remove them. It can be drunk either warm or cold with added honey, lemon, or just plain. Consume it every day so that you can feel improvement.
This tea is recommended for all the above mentioned diseases. The best olive leaves are the ones picked in the spring when the leaves are young, then they are cleaned and dried. Put them in a container with a lid, protected from sunlight.