The olive tree is mentioned more than a thousand times in the Bible. But not many people know that the olive tree trunk is really healthful, and its leaves have numerous health beneficial properties.
In Ancient Egypt, olive leaf was first used medicinally, having the symbol of heavenly power. Also, olive leaves were used to mummify pharaohs. In the 19th century, crushed olive leaves were used in drinks to lower fevers.
Why is Olive Leaf so Beneficial?
They are known as a powerful defender against sickness and many scientific studies investigated their beneficial powers. The results from the study show that olive leaf extract promotes increased energy, healthy blood pressure, including support of the cardiovascular system and the immune system.
Oleuropein, the most amazing compound in the olive leaf possesses strong antibacterial properties.
Drinking tea made of olive leaves can treat many diseases such as pneumonia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, influenza, meningitis, hepatitis B, herpes, chronic fatigue, atherosclerosis, malaria, stomach ulcer, diphtheria and encephalitis.
In addition, olive leaves help urethra infection and prevent infections triggered by fungi.
This olive leaves tea is able to restore the overall immunity, and also can recover energy in the stressed body, like after chemotherapy. Olive leaves tea is extremely healing because of the antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal and antibacterialpropertiesthat can cure many diseases.
This is the tea recipe:
– 15-20 (200-300 g)dried olive leaves
Put the leaves in boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, remove the pot with the boiled water and let the leaves sit in the water for another 10 minutes.
You can drink the tea hot or cold. Also, you can add honey and lemon if it suits your taste. It is recommended to drink the tea every day so you can feel the benefits and prevent the occurrence of any of the above diseases.