The olive tree is mentioned 1000 times in the Bible. Today, the most popular part of the olive tree are the olives. Many people don’t know that the leaves and the olive tree have a very healing effect.
The most significant ingredient in the leaves of the olive tree is the oleuropein, which has remarkable antibacterial properties. Oleuropein provides the distinctive tangy, pungent, almost bitter flavor found in high quality extra virgin olive oils. Olive leaf extracts and their oleuropein constituents are best known for their blood pressure-lowering effects, but the latest studies reveal their health benefits extend well beyond that.
The olive leaves improve your overall health condition in a huge number of illnesses which are caused by microbes. It also helps when treating the flu, meningitis, hepatitis B, lungs inflammation, gonorrhea, chronic fatigue, botulism, stomach ulcers and herpes. When it comes to bladder infections, it can help with that too. Olive leaves prevent candida infections.
Drinking tea from olive leaves help in the recuperation of the immune system, but also serves as an energizer for the weak organism, after chemotherapy especially. The leaves from the olive tree have a very healing effect and can help you fight off viruses, parasites, bacteria and fungi.
All you need for this tea are 15 to 20 dry olive tree leaves. In 200 or 300ml boiling water, add the dry olive tree leaves and leave them boil in the water for another 2 or 3 minutes. After that, put the tea aside and let the leaves stay in the water for additional ten minutes and then get them out.
You can consume the tea in the way that you like. You should drink this tea every day, in order to feel better.
It is recommended that the leaves be picked during the spring, when they are still green. Then wash them and let them to air dry. Keep them in a jar, and leave the jar in a dark place.