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Comvita Olive Leaf Extract
Haven't heard of any: New extracts, often with similar health claims (anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-stretch marks, anti-biotic, etc...), show up on the market every day. Marketing material usually refer to some non-scientific science that leads to some wonderful testimonials from people. There may or may not be anything good about olive leaf extract. ...Read more
Treat hypertension: There are some potential use for olive leaf extract as anti oxidant, anti bacterial or anti viral effect but there is no scientific study to prove it, there is one recent study for treating hypertension: bsusalit e, agus n, effendi i, et al. Olive (olea europaea) leaf extract effective in patients with stage-1 hypertension: comparison with captopril. Phytomedicine. 2011 feb 15;18(4):251-8. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Quite a few.: Olive leaf extract is known for its properties as antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflamatory . If you are ill, it can also decrease recovery from illness as well as its severity. A number of cases claim its healing effect on arthritis and even gastro-esophageal reflux disease. ...Read more
If you go and buy a product such as "olive leaf extract" from walgreens store for only like $ 4-16 does it mean its wont work or it can be dangerous?
Quality is the issue: There is no evidence the olive product is harmful. It is really a matter of quality and strength. I is much like a car, you can travel in a junker or a new mercedes. You may get where you want with either vehicle but you will more likly get there with speed, eas and comfort with the mercedes. ...Read more
Probably but...: Olive leaf extract appears to be a broad-spectrum anti-microbial, effective against a wide variety of viruses, bacteria & fungi in the lab. I haven't found any published clinical studies on it for herpes but many patients claim it helps. While more research is needed it's safe to try. I'm more impressed with topical melissa (lemon balm) for herpes-see http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21570. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None proven: Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-233-olive.aspx?activeingredientid=233&activeingredientname=olive. While there are many purported uses, I could find no randomized controlled trials published in peer reviewed journals demonstrating clinical outcome benefit. ...Read more
Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more
I wanna buy olive leaf extract capsules for immune system health and viruses. But I don't know which bottle to order online. Do they all work the same?
No: It has no value for that issue. ...Read more
No: No it should not but why on earth should you want to take it? ...Read more
Doesn't matter: I don't know, but it really doesn't matter. There are lots of things that kill hiv, such as soap and water. Killing HIV isn't the answer. The answer is to stop HIV from replicating and to be able to eliminate latent infection, which olive leaf extract won't do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take olive leaf extract with combination birth control pills, or will it impact contraceptive effectiveness?
Studies show that olive leaf extract interacts with the hiv's enzyme and proteins from stopping the virus from replicating thus destroying the HIV !?
Not enough: That's a far cry from showing that it will be beneficial to people with HIV infection. Lots of things destroy HIV that we can't use for treatment. We already have great drugs that stop viral replication. What we need now is something that rids the body of latent infection. Neither killing the virus nor stopping its replication will do that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any interactions between bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and olive leaf extract? or can I take them simultaneously? also, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & garlic extract/monoluarin?
Most important thing: you must know when taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is that it can form crystals in your kidneys if you don't hydrate enough. So taking larges amount of filtered water to protect your kidneys is paramount. Olive leaf extract which is the heart of the mediterranean diet should not pose a problem, but it's always good to take your supplements separately from your medications in general. You can take UR supplements. ...Read more
Not encouraged seeMD: Female, does not state age asks; Does olive leaf extract and turmeric react with prednisone (Steroid). Olive leaf extract mostly anti-inflammation herb which also fights viral infections work well with Turmeric, anti-inflammation, blood thinning & Sugar lowering effects. But, Prednisone, also anti-inflammatory used long term can increase Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Lipids ever cause bleeding ...Read more