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Sip On Olive Tea To Stay Healthy

By Suparna Chakaraborthy

Olive tree, a member of evergreen family of trees, widely grown in Mediterranean regions, have great health benefits. The extracts of Olive leafs, is a cure to many health problems. Olive leaf extract if taken with tea over a long period of time, can cure some chronic diseases. The oleuropein, present in the olive leaf extract, has medicinal benefits.

Olive leaf extract (OLE), is consumed in the form of tea. 5 to 7 ounce of water, boiled with crushed olive leaf, should be drunk 5 to 6 times a day to benefits.

Medicinal Nature of Olive Leaf Extract -

1.Anti-Inflammatory - Olive Leaf Extract, has anti-inflammatory benefits, which checks the eruption of acidity, gastritis and other stomach problems.

2.Immunity – Olive Leaf Extract, enhances the immunity of human being. It ensures good health by enhancing your immune system, which prepares your body to fight with all kinds diseases.

3.Reduced Plathogens – Olive Leaf Extract, reduces the replication of Plathogens. It does not allow the growth of bacterias and viruses. Thus keeping you healthy.

4.Treat Obesity – Regular intake of Olive tea, checks obesity. The experiment was dne on rats. Rats were fed with carbohydrates, till the time they showed signs of metabolic syndrome. Then one set of rats were given Olive tea and another set was given normal tea. It was noticed that rats who drank Olive tea, reduced weight. This weight loss is due to the anti-inflammatory nature of Olive Leaf Extract.

5.Acne Treatment – Olive leaf Extract, treats you from inside and was one of the most effective way to treating acne in the medieval era. The anti oxidant property of OLE, cleanses the skin from within and helps your skin to maintain the young look for a longer period of time.

Other benefits of Olive Leaf Extract are that it controls blood pressure and cholesterol. Consumption of Olive tea, has minor side effects like headache, nausea etc. These side effects reduce with time.

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Story first published: Monday, July 5, 2010, 15:44 [IST]
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