The health benefits of the olive leaf come from the oleuropein found in them , the most dominant of its polyphenols, activating anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. There are many health benefits associated with olive leaf herbal tea.
Here are some: -
Olive leaf lowers cholesterol
Olive leaf lowers blood pressure
Olive leaf is anti-fungal
Olive leaf is anti-bacterial
Olive leaf is used to treat herpes virus
Olive leaf can help prevent shingles
Olive leaf enhances the immune system
Olive leaf protects from common cold
Considering the olive leaf is both anti-viral and anti-fungal with its immune system enhancing
capabilities, it really is considered a ‘powerhouse’ herbal tea.
Historically, olive leaves are known as a symbol of peace, so it is not surprising that olive leaf tea provides a soothing, relaxing, gently mellow herbal brew that evokes a sense of wellbeing. The taste is very pleasant as well.
Tips: Add lemon or honey to enhance flavour.