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All About Olive Leaf


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Clear up acne-prone skin, alleviate eczema, and benefit your heart in multiple ways with olive leaf extract, a potent medicinal herb.

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All About Olive Leaf

  1. 1. INSIDE OUT | PERSONAL CARE all about olive leaf Clear up acne-prone skin, alleviate eczema, and benefit your heart in multiple ways with olive leaf extract, a potent medicinal herb By Kim Erickson We all know how healthful olive claim its effectiveness oil is. It can lower your risk of heart against acne. Although disease by reducing total and LDL (bad) there isn’t any clinical cholesterol levels while raising your proof that olive leaf is HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It can the next miracle zit also help keep a lid on blood pressure. zapper, there are preliminary case studies vasodilator by relaxing blood vessels. And for centuries, women have used of people who have found relief from Olive leaf also reduces the risk of olive oil to moisturize and heal their scalp infections and eczema after atherosclerosis by preventing platelets skin. But it seems that the olive tree can applying olive leaf extract topically. from clumping together. Both of these offer even more to enhance our health Acne may not be on researchers’ actions can help to prevent blocked and our looks. radars yet, but sun protection is. A arteries and heart attack. group of researchers from the Univer- New studies show that olive leaf also What It Is sity of Pavia, in Italy, recently recruited may help diabetics by reducing blood The olive leaf has been used since biblical volunteers to test oleuropein’s ability to sugar while improving insulin sensitivity. times to combat fever, treat malaria, protect skin from ultraviolet B There is also some evidence that olive and heal wounds, infections, light—the rays that burn. The leaf may have anticancer potential by and skin rashes. Now, participants were exposed to inhibiting the proliferation of tumors. DID YOU scientists have discovered KNOW? UVB rays before using a Although this research is preliminary, that the active ingredients topical preparation that and most of the testing has been done It’s a great idea to take in olive leaves do indeed contained either olive leaf on cells in a petri dish or animals, the Olive leaf extract at the first have healing powers. extract or a vitamin E future of olive leaf’s broad healing signs of a cold or flu, as it is Olive leaf extract is placebo. The results, potential looks promising. F both antiviral and packed with natural while preliminary, were antibacterial. antioxidants, including the remarkable. The olive leaf flavonoids apigenin, luteolin, cream reduced redness by product examples chrysoeriol, hesperidin, rutin, 22 percent, transepidermal water (from left) quercetin, and kaempferol. But the loss by 35 percent, and blood flow Because olive leaf extract is so multitalented, it’s most abundant active in olive leaves is by 30 percent. This could provide yet finding its way into a wide variety of products that can be used both inside and out. oleuropein—a compound with another natural remedy for sun-induced Sprunk-Jansen Cholesterol Level powerful antibacterial and antifungal skin damage. properties. These capabilities are so Barlean’s Olive Leaf Complex potent that the extract is often included Bonus Benefits Nature’s Gate Be Solective SPF 30 Sunscreen for Face in cosmetics as a natural preservative by Research into olive leaf’s skin care Terra Naturals Deodorant Stick manufacturers looking for alternatives benefits may be in its early stages, but Peter Lamas Avocado & Olive to potentially harmful chemicals. this botanical’s résumé is substantial Ultra Smoothing Conditioner when it comes to health. Like olive oil, Seagate Olive Leaf Nasal Spray What It Does olive leaf extract lowers both cholesterol BETTER NUTRITION While the most obvious use for olive leaf and blood pressure. But extract is its potential as a nutrient-rich that’s just the start of preservative, this ancient botanical may olive leaf’s heart-health- have even more exciting uses in the ful benefits. world of beauty. Because most of the A study at the flavonoids in olive leaves discourage University of Granada, inflammation and destroy bacteria, there in Spain, discovered SEP 2009 are a number of anecdotal reports that that olive leaf acts like a 30