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Olive leaves: healing properties

For many years the benefits of olive oil have been well known in its different presentations for health, making it a very precious ingredie...

Olive leaves: healing properties

For many years the benefits of olive oil have been well known in its different presentations for health, making it a very precious ingredient in the kitchen and also in natural medicine. However, the olive tree, which gives us the precious fruit from which this oil is extracted, gives us another natural medicine option that has many benefits and is currently gaining popularity thanks to numerous studies that support its benefits.

In this article from Green Health Tips we will talk about olive leaves: healing properties so that you know all the benefits of the extracts produced with this plantand we will give you some tips on how to prepare olive leaf extract.

Olive leaves for cholesterol

Many of the beneficial properties of olive leaf extracts and olive oil are due to the presence of a component called oleuropein, which has many qualities. Among the most important effects of this component of the extract is its ability to lower blood pressure , which has been widely studied in several studies and is due to its ability to lower cholesterol that builds up in arteries.

In patients suffering from hypertension, the consumption of olive leaf extract may decrease the tension by 11 mmHg / 4 mHg , which may be the difference between being within the normal limits or not of blood pressure.

However, it is important to take precautions with the doses, because the effects of the extract of olive leaves are quite significant, enough to be able to add its effect to the produced by prescription drugs for arterial hypertension and together cause rather some negative effect . We recommend that you always consult with your doctor what the dose of olive leaves should be.

Olive leaves: healing properties

Good for arterial health

Thanks to what has been described above that oleuropein prevents the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries, the extract of olive leaves is also a valuable option to prevent the consequences of fat in the arteries , such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Stroke (stroke)

This effect is due to the fact that oleuropein decreases the ability of lipoproteins to adhere to vascular wallsand in turn prevents the aggregation of platelets to fat deposits in the arteries, thereby decreasing the formation of thrombi .

Use olive leaves for diabetes

Diabetes is another disease of high frequency at present around the worldand on which the extract of olive leaves has a beneficial effect. Oleuropein acts in diabetes by slowing the conversion of starch to simple sugars during digestion, while decreasing the rate of absorption of these sugars in the intestine and increases the arrival of blood sugar to the cells, thereby which decreases the excess of glucose in the blood which is the main problem of diabetes.

The extract of olive leaves further diminishes the effects caused by the excess of sugar in the blood on the tissues. If you want to know more alternatives, in the following article we explain what are the medicinal plants to treat diabetes.

Olive leaves: healing properties

Olive leaves to prevent cancer

Oleuropein has been shown to have a very effective effect on the prevention of cancer of various organs, as well as a fairly effective adjuvant for treatment in its early stages of development. This is because this component of the extract of olive leaves prevents the alteration of the DNA of the cells , which is the first step in the development of cancerand subsequently limits the growth of cancer cells by making this process difficult.

Another effect that contributes to this effect is to decrease inflammation and specifically in breast cancer decreases the response of malignant cells to estrogen, a hormone on which these cancer cells depend. Among the types of cancer that olive leaves can have a certain prevention effect are those of:

  • Breasts
  • Head
  • Neck
  • Brain
  • Liver
  • Skin
  • Prostate
  • Leukemia

How to prepare tea from antioxidant olive leaves

Cellular oxidation is the mechanism by which cells age and begin to lose their functions or ability to respond. It is a normal process that is counteracted by different antioxidative mechanisms of our body and the foods we consume in our diet.

However, some people are more prone to oxidative stress than others and among the cells that can be affected are those of the nervous system, producing neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

Oleuropein has been studied in this field and has been shown to have a positive effect on the protection of the nervous system in terms of cellular degenerationand therefore the reduction of the risk of suffering the associated diseases.

Infusion of olive leaves for arthritis

Due to its anti-inflammatory effect , oleuropein has a positive effect on the symptoms produced by different types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis as it prevents the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

In the earlier stages of arthritis, the rate of disease progression can be slowed down by decreasing disease deteriorationand in patients with gout the accumulation of uric acid in the joints decreases , which is what causes the disease.

Olive leaves: healing properties

How to prepare olive leaf extract

To prepare an extract of olive leaves:

  1. The first thing to do is to wash the leaves well , preferably with bicarbonate.
  2. Put 50 grams of leaves in a pot with 1 liter of water
  3. Warm it until it boils, after which it should be left on low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Then strain the solution to separate it from the leaves
  5. Put it to cool in the refrigerator.
  6. It is recommended to take a tablespoon of the solution three times a day with each meal.

Olive leaves: healing properties

This article is for information only, in Green Health Tips we have no power to prescribe medical treatments or make any kind of diagnosis. We invite you to go to a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.

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