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Olive Leaf Extract

Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, are
just some of the labels that identify this herb and its many healing
powers. Olive trees have been cultivated for over 3,000 years.
The Egyptians regarded olive leaf as a symbol of heavenly power. Western Botanicals
The winners of the original Greek Olympics were crowned with a
wreath of olive leaves as their reward. The first formal medical Herbal Extracts (Tincture)
mention of the olive leaf was an account describing its ability to Olive leaf Org
cure severe cases of fever and malaria some 150 years ago.
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In 1854, Hanbury published an article in the Pharmaceutical Journal Olive leaf capsules
of Provincial Transactions relating that a "decoction of the leaves" of
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the olive tree had been found to be extremely effective in reducing
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fevers due to a severe, and otherwise often fatal, disease malaria
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that had swept the island of Mytelene in 18431. The olive leaf
extract was reported subsequently to be more effective in its fever-
lowering properties than quinine.

Late in the 19th century, scientists working with olive leaf"s medicinal properties isolated a phenolic compound
they assigned the name "oleuropein". Most researchers at this time considered oleuropein most responsible
for olive leaf"s therapeutic abilities. In the 1960"s Italian researchers reported that oleuropein lowered blood
pressure in animals.
Doctors' Research
Upjohn in the late 1960"s was able to isolate ilinolic acid (an isolate of oleuropein) and found that it was so 100% Whole Food Supplements
powerful that it stopped every virus that it was tested against including the common cold in humans. Here are Vira-Bac-YST
some of the viruses that Upjohn found olive leaf extract is effective against: herpes, vaccinia, pseudorabies,
Newcastle, Coxsacloe A21, encepthlomyscarditis, polio 1,2,and 3, vesicular stomititus, sindbis, retrovirus, Alfalfa
Moloney Murine leukemia, Rauscher Murine leukemia, Moloney sarcoma, and many influenza and parainfluenza Angelica Sinensis
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Back to oleuropein, three studies using this isolate. The first study at the University of Granada discovered that Barley Grass
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oleuropein from the olive leaf can promote relaxation of arterial walls thereby reducing hypertension. The
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second study determined that oleuropein may be able to inactivate bacteria by dissolving the outer lining of Black Walnut
individual cells. The third study from the University of Milan found that oleuropein inhibited oxidation of low- Boneset
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density lipoproteins, the "bad cholesterol" involved in the formation of various types of heart disease.
Effective against fever and helpful for nervous tension; great immune booster and viral/bacterial killer. Chlorella
Researchers credit a number of unique properties possessed by the olive leaf compound for the broad killing
power: An ability to interfere with critical amino acid production essential for viruses. An ability to contain Dandelion
viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses or by preventing virus shedding, budding or assembly at Echinacea
the cell membrane. The ability to directly penetrate infected cells and stop viral replication in the case of
retroviruses, it is able to neutralize the production of reverse transcriptase and protease (An enzyme found in Eyebright
retroviruses that enable the virus to make DNA from viral RNA). These enzymes are essential for a retrovirus, False Unicorn
such as HIV, to alter the RNA of a healthy cell. It can stimulate phagocytosis, an immune system response in
which immune cells ingest harmful microorganisms and foreign matter. Also increases blood flow in the Ginger Root
coronary arteries, relieves arrhythmias, and prevents intestinal muscle spasms. Gotu Kola
Summary of conditions for which olive leaf extract acts as a microbial and anti-viral agent: Hawthorn
AIDS Amoebiasis Anthrax Athlete"s Foot Bladder Infection Campylobacter Chicken Pox Horseradish
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Chlamydia Cholera Common Cold Cold Sore (herpes simplex) Cryptosporidiosis
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Cytomegalovirus Diarrheal Disease Diphtheria Ear Infection Ebola Sudan Virus E. Coli Kelp
Epstein-Barr Virus Flu (influenza) Gastric Ulcers (from H. Pylori) Genital Herpes/Warts Giardia Licorice
Gonorrhea Group B Strep Hantavirus Hepatitis A, B, C Herpes Zoster (shingles) Lyme
Disease Malaria Measles Meningitis (bacterial) Meningitis (viral) Mononucleosis Marshmallow
Pinworms Pneumonia (bacterial) Pneumonia (viral) Polio Pork Tapeworm Rabies Rheumatic Milk Thistle
Fever Ringworm Retrovirus infection Roundworm Rotavirus Infection RSV Staphylococcal
Food Poisoning Strep Throat Syphilis Tuberculosis Thrush Toxic Shock Syndrome Nettle
Trichinosis Typhoid Fever Urinary Tract Infections Vaginal Yeast Infections Nutmeg
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Die-Off Syndrome: Pine Needles
There are no negative side effects with Olive leaf extract but it does have a healthy side effect called the Poke
Herxheimer or "Die-Off" effect. Here is what takes place in a die-off effect. In the body there are microbes
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that somehow manage to evade the body"s immune system. Upon exposure to olive leaf extract these Red Raspberry
microbes are destroyed which is a good thing for the person. After the microbes death there cell-wall proteins Rhubarb
are absorbed through the weakened mucous membrane, which surrounds them. The body recognizes these as
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toxins and begins its natural processes to get rid of them. If present in too large of numbers for the Sarsaparilla
eliminative system to handle, the individual may develop symptoms that include headaches, swelling in the Senna
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mouth, throat, sinuses, and lymphatics, rashes, fatigue, diarrhea, muscle/joint achiness, or other flu-like
symptoms. The severity will vary from person to person, depending on the extent of their condition, the state Valerian
of their immune and eliminatory systems, and how much olive leaf extract is being consumed. Wheat Grass
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The die off effect is desirable as it indicates that the body is being cleared of these hazardous microbes. Wild Yam
Anyone who experiences these unpleasant effects generally feels fabulously well afterwards many times better Wintergreen
than ever before.

If you feel the effects and you would like to minimize them, there are some easy things you can do. Many
physicians recommend that an individual consume plenty of water in between usages of the product. Water
keeps the lymphatic system and the kidneys functioning properly and more capable of handling the excess
toxins. Another way to reduce the effects is to cut back on the dose of extract that you are taking or go off it 1/2
completely for a day or two before slowly increasing the dose once again. It can take anywhere from a couple
of days to a week to completely rid the body of the excess toxins.

There is no official dose for taking olive leaf extract and though it has been around for thousands of years of
use and testing. The most popular amount for a maintenance dose is 2 droppers full twice daily on an empty
stomach before meals. For conditions such as the common cold, flu, sinus infections, and basic respiratory
tract infections, the dose is 2 droppers full every 2 hours. For acute infections such as sore throat, swollen
glands, fever, etc., the recommendation is 3 droppers full every 2 hours.

From all indications over the thousands of years of use by professional and nonprofessional people; Olive Leaf
Extract appears to be an extremely safe supplement that can effectively aid the body in improving immune
function and fighting infection by various microbes.

Don"t take olive leaf with antibiotics as they can be inactivated by olive leaf.
Don"t take olive leaf with Warfarin (Coumadin) this drug can cause internal bleeding. Olive leaf naturally
relaxes blood vessels and capillaries which could increase this bleeding.

The main reference for the information in this article was taken from Doctor Jack Ritchason"s Book "Olive Leaf
Extract" Woodland publishing, Pleasant Grove, Utah. 1999
Nature"s multi-functional force against infections and cardiovascular disease? by Amanda Jackson Ph.D.
Positive Health Publications LTD 1994-2002
Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, by James A. Duke, Pub. CRP Second Edition 2007

Important Note:
The information presented herein by The Natural Path Botanicals is intended for educational
purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to
diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any
supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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