People have been using the olive leaf for medicinal purposes since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Medical professionals are conducting studies that show the many benefits of the olive leaf. Here are the main health benefits of drinking olive leaf tea!
Regularly drinking olive leaf tea has been show to drastically reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Olive leaf tea is even more effective at lowering blood pressure than some medications. It is a natural way to lower blood pressure without chemicals. People who drink at olive leaf tea with at least 500 mg of olive leaf extract twice a day also see a significant drop in their triglyceride levels as well (which is bad artery clogging cholesterol).
Oleuropein which is one of the main components found in the olive leaf helps to reduce the occurrence and the overall symptoms of brain diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Modern research into brain diseases has been focusing on free radicals and their effect on the brain. More and more researchers are convinced that free radicals play a big role in Alzheimer’s. The olive leaf is an antioxidant and thus combats free radicals and they damage they do. Drinking olive leaf tea regularly is good for brain health and long-term functionality.
Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints by causing swelling and inflammation. The olive leaf is a natural anti-inflammatory. Drinking olive leaf tea reduces the swelling and pain caused by arthritis. A study, done in 2012 on rats with arthritic paws, showed that olive leaf extracts significantly reduced the amount of swelling caused by the arthritis and made the rats more comfortable.
These are just a few of the amazing health benefits of regularly drinking olive leaf tea. Drinking this delicious tea is a great way to promote long-term health.