The Bible refers to olives as "the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine" (Ezekiel 47:12). And the Qur’an describes the tree as “a tree of blessings” (Qur'an 24:35).
The use of olive leaf extract dates back to the time of the Pharaohs of Egypt, when people used it to cure many diseases. They also used it to mummify their pharaohs due to its strong anti-microbial and anti-efungal properties. And, in the modern world, because of those same properties, BMW uses olive leaf extract to tan the leather used in the interior of its i3 and i8 car models.
The Mediterranean diet is the healthiest known – so it is the best one to follow! This is mostly due to an amazing ingredient packed with goodness that is central to Mediterranean cooking: olive oil. This delicious oil contains compounds called polyphenols and it is these that scientists attribute most of olive oil’s wonderful benefits to. The most common of these polyphenols is an active ingredient called Oleuropein (olive leaf extract) . However, the higher concentration of Oleuropein was not found to be in the olives themselves, but in the olive leaves…
Using modern techniques and state of the art equipment, Palolea produces olive leaf extract tablets that contain 54mg of Oleuropein (Olive leaf extract) in each 450mg tablet – more than what you would get from half a litre of freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil.
Some of the amazing benefits of Olive Leaf Extract include:
Powerful natural antioxidant: some research actually suggests that it is the most powerful natural antioxidant known. And this has many implications since it improves the health of the human cell itself – the building block of the organs and the body as a whole!
Improving cardiovascular health: the leaf extract lowers blood pressure, sugar levels, and LDL cholesterol. Indeed, it has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its ability to improve cardiovascular health. Clinical trials examining its effect on people with stage 1 Hypertension showed it to have the same effect as common drugs such as Captopril – but without side-effects.
Boosting the immune system: it is a powerful antiviral that fights against a wide range of viruses, including common ‘flu, hepatitis and Epstein Bar syndrome. It also helps to reduce fever.
Antibacterial: in fact, it is often referred to as nature’s antibiotic and is used to treat a wide range of common bacterial infections, including rheumatoid conditions, as well as respiratory and digestive tract infections.
Boosting energy: it helps the body burn sugar rather than store it. Its anti-oxidant effect also relieves body cells from the burden of oxidants that normally drain its energy.
Olive leaf extract also improves the body’s ability to lose weight as it is an effective stimulant for the metabolic system.
- It provides neuro protection, whereby it helps protect the central nervous system and the brain from age related degenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease.
Oleuropein has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its effective antioxidant behavior. Further evidence for the above claims can be found on the Palolea website, www.Palolea.com, and clinical trials can be viewed on the US National Library of Medicine site at www.pubmed.gov.
Palolea’s state of the art production facility is the first of its kind in the Middle East. It is located in the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park in Palestine and follows the internationally recognized Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.
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