The olive’s fruit, also called the olive, is of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The tree and its fruit give their name to the plant family, which also includes species such as lilacs, jasmine, Forsythia and the true ash trees (Fraxinus). The word derives from Latin ŏlīva (“olive fruit”, “olive tree”; “olive oil” is ŏlĕum) which is cognate with the Greek ἐλαία (elaía, “olive fruit”, “olive tree”) and ἔλαιον (élaion, “olive oil”).The oldest attested forms of the latter two words in Greek are respectively the Mycenaean.

Olive leaf extract has been tested for a long time because it is believed that it contains many beneficial properties that can fight a lot of different diseases. Its benefits are amazingly many. This simple leaf prevents stroke, hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and more. It is also great for protecting both the cardiovascular system, and the immune system. It can also be used to improve your blood pressure, and prevent Alzheimer’s.

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A couple hundred years ago, olive pulverized oils were used in drinks to lower fevers. And just after that, people started using olive leaves as tea to cure malaria. Olive leaves can be useful in treatments of conditions triggered by protozoan, retrovirus, virus or bacteria… Meaning olive leaves are extremely efficient in treating candida, meningitis, encephalitis, influenza, human herpes virus 6 and 7, hepatitis B, pneumonia, common cold, Epstein Barr virus (EBV)…

Olive leaf is a strong antioxidant and it can protect the heart from coronary occlusion and blood vessels from severe damages. It can also reverse arteriosclerosis if you use it for a long period of time. Olive leaves also have antiseptic and astringent properties.

Some of the researches based on the Mediterranean diet confirmed that this is a good diet and it can prevent many diseases linked to aging. Olive oil is a main compound of this diet. It is extremely rich in oleuropein. Because olive oil is rich in oleuropein it can fight and help prevent the diseases linked to aging and other chronic and health – threatening modern time diseases.