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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Homeira Izadi
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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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Raymond Schneider
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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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Dr. Alvin Lin
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What are the health benefits of olive leaf extract?

What are the health benefits of olive leaf extract?

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

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Are there any interactions between bactrim and olive leaf extract? or can I take them simultaneously? also, Bactrim & garlic extract/monoluarin?

Are there any interactions between bactrim and olive leaf extract? or can I take them simultaneously? also, Bactrim & garlic extract/monoluarin?

Most important thing: you must know when taking Bactrim 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

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Dr. Brian Park
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Would olive leaf extract clear up chlymedia or gonnorea?

No: No, olive leaf extract would not clear up chlamydia or gonorrhea. Antibiotic tablets or and intramuscular injection of a synthetic penicillin is required to treat chlamydia or gonorrhea. ...Read more

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