Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europea)
These beautiful trees are native to the mediterranean region.
The tradition of the olive leaf as a symbol of peace began may have began with the biblical account of the dove returning to Noah's Ark after the flood waters had abated. It is said that the Greek Goddess Athena created the olive tree and empowered the tree to cure illness, illuminate darkness, heal wounds and provide nourishment. For centuries the olive branch has been used as a symbol of peace and unity.
What's in it?
Oleoropin, Bioflavonoids, Esters, Rutin, Multiple iridoids, Luteolin.
How does it work?
Olive leaf contains oleoropein which breaks down into elenolic acid and has the ability to interfere with essential viral amino acid production. Olive leaf is one of the best antiviral tinctures, it can really nip colds and flus in the bud. Olive leaf also fosters cell-to-cell communication which often leads to feeling a deep sense of peace.
When dealing with the onset of a flu or virus of some sort, olive leaf is best taken in larger doses of 2-3 dropperfuls in water every 2-3 hours.
Otherwise Olive leaf is best taken 2 dropperfuls once or twice a day in water.