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Olive Leaf Extract Benefits Side Effects
If you have lemon juice mix with olive oil and you take it every morning what benefits or side effects it has?
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
OK to use: Face will feel oily.Get a more detailed answer ›
It was suggested to me that adding a teaspoon of olive oil to a glass of orange juice daily would increase hdl. Is this true? Possible side-effects?
Olive oil: It is well known fact that olive oil has beneficial effect on both ldl.And hdl.Bot why would you like to drink olive oil in a glass of orange juice.You should use olive oil for cooking and enjoy the taste of coocked food and derive the health benefits.Olive oil brings the LDL (bad cholesterol) down and raises the( good cholesterol)hdl .But if you want to drink the cocktail thats ok. ...Read more
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
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
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 2 more doctor answers
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