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🌿 The olive is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. They have been the economic backbone and commodity of international commerce for the Eastern and Mediterranean cultures for at least 7,000 years.⁠
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🌿 Olive fruits are extremely bitter due to an important compound oleuropein. To remove the bitterness they are cured and fermented. Oleuropein has many medicinal qualities and is present in olive leaves.⁠
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🌿 Olive leaf and oil are both indicated as an adjunct in the treatment of hypertension.⁠
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🫒 Read more about olive leaf on our website. Link in bio.⁠
🕊️ Olive leaf (Olea europaea) has been the subject of a significant amount of research including human clinical trials as well as in vivo/ in vitro studies. Some of the research focuses on whole plant extracts of olive leaf and others on a number of its compounds particularly oleuropein. A number of these studies have been included on our website to demonstrate the mechanism of action for some of the medicinal uses discussed in this monograph.⁠
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🕊️ Olive leaf (Olea europaea) is one of the oldest cultivated trees with evidence of cultivation dating back more than 7000 years. It is used for cardiovascular health as well for urinary, immune and digestive conditions. Olive leaf is used in various forms, including fresh or dried leaf infusion, capsules or tincture. ⁠
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🫒 Read more about this olive leaf on our website. Link in bio.⁠
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