I started using olive leaf 15+ years ago - it been used with horses for a long time. I "eat" FRESH leaf - no extract. There is all the effects of the good things as mentioned, PLUS there is a "nutrition for your body" in a way that the overall "neural" cognitive effect is . . . PEACE (within you). We would all be a better race for ingesting.Namaste.
it really works i alwalys take it when i get the first symptoms of a cold like a sore trout or runny nose and never get the full blown flue symptoms that last for weeks is a great immune booster
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I have kicked some major infections with this. Sinusitis, UTI's, Bronchitis, URI's. Haven't and won't take antibiotics anymore.
Olive Leaf Is Truly A Miracle herb
Yes there is a reason the dove carried an olive branch in the story of Noahs Arc. There is a reason and a season for everything under the sun !!!
Had brast cancer sugery and three months later was hospitalized with mercer, there had been an out break in the during the time of my sugery, I thought I missed it because it showed three months later. The lab test had to be done twice, and when the test came back, I ask about the results, and the nurse said it was a good one. When the doctor opened the wound, clear fluid came out. I had been taking 1000mg a day after sugery. The doctor had not experience that in all his years of practice.
read the book - olive leaf extract by dr Morton Walker
I have used olive leaf in a tea mixture teo or three leaves in hot water for about a year. During that time I was pregnant and nursing my new born child. She is 12 months now and doing very well. She has had all of her immunizations and not had one fever during the times that I have been nursing her. I am planning to stop nursing now and have been adding 1 teaspoon of my mild tea mixture to her bottle I add one scoop of formula and 1/4 teaspoon of coconut sugar and 1 teaspoon of the olive leaf. I only have the olive leaf one time per day r she is doing very well. Again no fevers in her entire life and all of her immunizations are up to date. I am very pleased with olive leaf and with its results I drink the tea every day only 2 to 3 leaves in hot water I make sure I drink the tea throughout the day just sipping on it after I make the tea in the morning.
Last year we moved to a colder climate with more native trees and weeds of every kind I suffered from Bronchitis and then got Pneumonia and really bad sinus infections as the beginning of this years winter I got another lovely viral infection and hit it with Olive Leaf Extract, I have been taking it for one month, I still got slight flu like symptoms, ie. slight cough and slight runny nose but the olive leaf basically killed it and stopped it turning into anything nastier that a virus. My son is 4 years old and had 7 double doses of antibiotics last year and he got the same virus as me and I put him on it and it hasn't been sick since he's been taking it, it did seem to clean his sinuses at first tho, the first few days not long after I gave it to him he sneezed some big boogers (as he calls them) out. He's been great tho with no ear infections or anything now for that whole month, which is a first for him!!!!! I love Olive leaf extract and am going to keep us on it for the rest of our lives!!!!
russian olive is unrelated and im not aware of any similar uses...
I was advised by the pharmacist to take olive leaf extract as I am suffering with my 2nd cold within a Month. I informed him that I am 2 months pregnant and he said that it was ok to take BUT when I googled it, it say DON'T take it! Does anyone know if I can? Has anyone taken it?
The idea is to start slow and move up in dose. The reason for this is the Herxheimer reaction, which can occur if a person who has a serious infection or heavy toxic load suddenly takes a large therapeutic dose of olive leaf. Its a flu caused by the death of millions/billions of pathogens that are both active and/or dormant. The immune system and body will experience great stress if you don't gradually move into taking way more than a recommended dose. But theoretically anything can be cleared from the body with high enough dose. I started taking 1 150mg capsule of 20% Oleuropein 3 times a day. Then i moved to 3 caps. Then 6 and then even 10 at once. If you take larger doses, the only negative i noticed was sleeplessness and dehydration. So I just increase my water intake if i increase my dose to really knock something out. I think there is a threshold for effectiveness against the more serious/ life threatening diseases. I'm not aware exactly what the threshold in mg is and I'm sure its different for each person. I think it becomes very effect for me at about 3-4 times the recommended dose. Also, if you take high doses you have to avoid alcohol and other blood thinners for the 4-8hrs of time that the olive leaf is in effect.
A friend of mine was able to fully recover from the hell of multiple sclerosis. He began by changing their feeding almentação and followed according to your blood group. Then withdrew the dental mercury amalgams in a holistic dentist. He followed this with withdrawal infrared sauna. He wiped the body of parasites with Olveira extract, oil of oregano, Saccharomyces boulardii, woorwood, capsules and fresh cloves and black wallnut diatom earth. Then he took probiotic Dr. Ohhira's, Essential Formulas Inc., Probiotics, Original Formula. Then did a treatment with liver extract carrot juice made at home, n-acetyl cysteine took, took Alpha Lipoic Acid, took milk thistle, dandelion and artichoke, and selenium. Boldo then made into capsules that only 3 weeks. Did clearing liver and gall of Dr. Hulda Clark and then did a clean kidneys with nettle and chlorella. Excretory organs first cleaned and then started taking vitamins and nutrients when your body was able to absorb and metabolize them. The only supplements that remained from beginning to end and that it continues to take the pollen royal jelly capsules probiotics and olive leaf as well as cod liver oil and selenium and vitamin E. Once a week makes a deworming with wormwood, cloves and wallnut.A his full recovery took 4 years. Today 10 years have passed and he has a normal life.
I forgot to tell you about helminthic therapy and also he took and continue with B12 Methylcobalamine. Sorry about my english, I'm Portuguese and live in Portugal.Anabela
Seems to help me with hayfever, no surprise.
I found that after 4 months usage it did not work for my viral load, it actually increased, my CD4 count was stable, but doubt that Olive Leaf works on the P24 of HIV as documented.
sometimes you get an increase at first because the virus is being dislodged from the nooks and crannies and goes on the run for its life. Thus a temporary spike in peripheral blood count. Sometimes something works only if you do it correctly and for long enough sustained therapy.The link below explains using the terms "Therapeutic dose"....which means a dose much higher than a label recommended dose. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...
I am a type 2 diabetic and also suffered from heart disease. Recently I experienced a hyper thyroid and my readings went for the worse. My thyroid is now under control but my readings were still not always so good. I started boiling olive leaves and the results were astounding. I am now consuming olive leaf tea every day and I feel great!
I have been taking olive leaf extract in capsule form for almost 2years now. One a day. I have not been sick once over this period despite my children being sick with colds and flu and colleagues at work also being sick. I lament the health benefits of olive leaf constantly. If I feel the slightest onset of a cold I will take 3-4 capsules a day for a few days and any symptoms will disappear. One of my daughters now takes it regularly whilst her identical twin sister is not so keen on swallowing capsules - so no surprise that the one that doesnt take it has had 2 bad doses of flu this year. I wouldnt be without it.
I used a tincture at first, then found out that raw dried leaves are excellent for tea. I never sweeten it or add anything, I get about a 1/2 cup or so of leaves and grind them down to about 1/4 cup in a coffee grinder and I put some distilled water on the stove until it wants to simmer but doesn't quite simmer, then pour water over the ground material in a funnel fitted with a coffee filter. It is very bitter but tolerable and I hold a large gulp in the mouth for about 15-30sec before swallow. It creates, for me, a similar sensation that a shot of whiskey does, that tingly rush in the back of the neck and top of head. Of course it doesn't intoxicate me at all, its more like coffee, except that the energy you get from it doesn't come from a altered brain chemistry, but rather from the 400X more powerful ORAC than the 2nd best antioxidant known, purging my body of every toxin and pathogen known. I used to have tooth aches from bad teeth becoming infected. I used to get cold's seasonally. I used to be lethargic and have mental fog. I used to wake up groggy. I used to have very smelly sweat. I cannot even focus long enough to list all the benefits I have personally experienced from taking this herb in significant quantities. I have about 40 or so other herbs that I also revere greatly, but I think olive leaf has won most of my attention. I am surprised it is not illegal: i.e. hemp.
To Dory (who is pregnant), I used olive leaf extract (30 drops in a shot of water, 1 to 3 times a day) throughout my pregnancy when ever I felt a cold coming on, which was frequently as I worked in a preschool at the time. My daughter was born in June of 2011 with no apparent side affects except that she has not been sick once in her whole 1 1/2 years. Whether or not that is just a coincidence, we will never know. A few weeks ago, she sounded a little stuffy so I gave her 10 drops in a shot of juice 3 times for 2 days and it completely went away. Good luck!
Don't know if any one else has experience this...I feel the circulation in my reproductive area stimulated! I have high blood, and needless to say the meds stop the "feelings"! I am feeling the "flow" NOW!
Why did it say not to use if you are a diabetic, if the first use is to stabilize blood sugar?