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Doctor insights on: Gaia Herbs Olive Leaf

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Anyone have any thoughts on olive leaf extract?

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 more

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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?

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

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What good is about olive leaf extract ?

What good is about 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

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Can you give me more info on experience with olive leaf extract?

Can you give me more info on experience with olive leaf extract?

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

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I was wondering what are the reputed benefits of olive leaf extract?

I was wondering what are the reputed benefits of olive leaf extract?

Several: such as antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and if ill, hastens the recovery and lessens the severity of the illness. ...Read more

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Can olive leaf extract help with herpes. ?

Can olive leaf extract help with herpes. ?

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 more

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What are olive leaf supplements for?

What are olive leaf supplements for?

Antioxidants: Olive leaf extract is a powerful cocktail of antioxidants, many times more potent than green tea, goji, grape seed or vitamin c. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of olive leaf supplements? 

What are the benefits of olive leaf supplements? 

Theoretically...: Theoretically olive leaf supplements have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammtory properties, and has in some studies been shown to reduce blood pressure. Unfortunately, as with many alternative therapies, regulating how much is adequate vs. Harmful is not well-studied, nor is the manufacturing of the supplements consistent. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects to olive leaf extract?

Can there be any side effects to olive leaf extract?

Rare.: The only side-effects that I know from olive leaf extract is lowering of blood pressure or blood glucose levels below normal. ...Read more