The brilliant effect of olive oil on our health has long been known, but it is scarcely known that olive leaves also have medicinal properties.

Most of us enjoy consuming olive oil and are aware of its healing properties, but you probably didn’t know that olive leaves have a variety of healing properties. Olive leaves are a traditional medicine that has been used for therapeutic purposes for centuries. References about its amazing healing properties can be found even in the Bible.

One of the primary compounds in olive leaves called oleuropein has powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Some studies have shown that it lowers the blood pressure and sugar levels, and contains more antioxidants than green tea. Today, for therapeutic purposes, people usually use olive leaf extract or prepare olive leaf tea.

1. Helps with osteoporosis. Oleuropein encourages the development of cells that are responsible for bone development and thus helps in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

2. Treats bacterial and viral infections. Microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses are powerless when you consume oleuropein. It eliminates the substances that help them spread in the organism.

3. Prevents aging. Free radicals damage the skin and olive leaves are rich in phenols and antioxidants that neutralize the free radicals and revitalize our skin.

4. Lowers blood pressure. Experts have demonstrated that oleuropein improves circulation, prevents blood clots, and lowers blood pressure.

5. Fight against cholesterol. Numerous substances in olive leaf prevent the formation of bad cholesterol in our body.