According to scientists, olive tree leaves extract is very beneficial for the human body and can treat and prevent numerous diseases and conditions. The leaves can improve your cardiovascular system, regulate your blood pressure, prevent diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease and improve your energy levels as well.

The olive is a small tree native to the Mediterranean region, but can also be found in Argentina, Peru, Saudi Arabia, California and Bermuda. The tree’s fruit is called an olive as well and is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region. Other parts of the tree are useful as well – the tree’s leaves were used for mummification in ancient Egypt, and were also used as a medicine thanks to their powerful health benefits. Olive’s leaves were a symbol of divine power in ancient times.

In the 19th century, olive tree leaves were added to drinks which were supposed to lower fever. A couple of decades later, they were used as a tea to treat malaria. The leaves have powerful antibacterial properties that can treat a variety of diseases and conditions such as pneumonia, colds and the flu, meningitis, encephalitis, Herpes zoster type 6 and 7, hepatitis B, Herpes I and II, chronic fatigue, gonorrhea, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, ear infections, dental surgery and HIV\AIDS.

According to newest discoveries, the extract of the leaves can protect the heart from coronary occlusion as well as the blood vessels from damage. Taken for a longer period, olive leaves extract can also prevent atherosclerosis, a highly dangerous condition which can cause a heart attack or stroke. Scientists have used these newly discovered advantages of the leaves to create a “Mediterranean diet” which includes high amounts of olive oil. The diet is great for our overall health, and recommends taking an olive tree leaves extract in the form of capsules. You can also take the extract with some honey, or just put a couple of drops of it on your tongue. Whatever you choose, the extract will surely improve your overall health.