- Olive leaf (Olea europaea) has been used for thousands of years as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial. Studies have demonstrated its antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic effects. It may stimulate phagocytosis, and inhibit viral replication.
- Olive leaf can be used in cardiovascular and cancer protocols and has anti-inflammatory properties and a strong antioxidant (ORAC) value. It can be used in hypoglycaemia protocols and can support thyroid hormone function.
- This herb should not be used during pregnancy or lactation, and professional advice must be sought if used alongside hypertension medication, blood thinners or diabetic drugs.