According to the latest research, the tea of olive leaves have more antioxidants than green tea, which has a reputation as one of the best.
Although, when we mention olives we mainly visualize it as tasty and healthy fruit, it’s extremely useful and healthful olive leaf. The history of the plant dates back far into the past, it is a tree that can live up to 3,000 years. Preparations of olive leaves used the ancient Egyptians, and in the Bible are mentioned more than 1,000 times.
Olive Leaf has numerous healing properties. The most active compound in olive leaves, which are mainly linked to the therapeutic effect, is called oleuropein (the bitter monoterpene glucoside). Exactly this compound and products of its hydrolytic degradation have right antibacterial activity.
Olive Leaf helps with pneumonia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, influenza, meningitis, hepatitis B, herpes, etc. Helps with inflammation of the urinary tract, and surgical infections. It has been proven that olive leaf is preventing infections caused by the action of fungi.
The compounds in olive leaf strengthen the immune system, raise the energy of the body, have antiviral, antiparasitic, antibacterial and antifungal activity, reduce or even completely eliminate many health problems, reduce blood pressure, blood sugar and bad cholesterol (LDL).
For a cup of tea 2 to 3 dl, you need 15 to 20 dried olive leaves (can be slightly crushed). Boil water, put it in the leaves and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Leave the leaves to settle in the water for another 10 minutes and then remove them. It is not good to leave the leaves in the water for too long.
You can drink the tea cold or warm with honey, lemon or nothing. Drink it every day to feel the improvement of different diseases. The tea is recommended to drink preventively. It has a mild flavor. It is best to harvest the tea leaves in the spring when they are young. Wash and dry them in the air, then you can keep them in a closed container.