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The Olive Leaf Remedy Against Infection
Helps prevent and treat:
- Energy Boost
- Yeast Infections
- Bacterial Infections
- Viral Infections
- Other Benefits
WHAT IS OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT
Olive Leaf Extract is an extraordinary 100% natural herbal antibacterial/antiviral
extract. Obtained from specific parts of the olive tree (Olea europaea), this new proprietary
phytochemical extract is not only safe, but is also a nontoxic immune system builder.
Olive Leaf Extract has been used clinically in its present form for over a year. Living
up to its promising background, it has already, in its short time, demonstrated considerable
therapeutic action against many common and chronic conditions. One frequently heard comment
is that they feel more energy and a greater sense of well being.
What Professionals Are Saying
Dr. James R. Privitera, M.D., a physician in Covina, California, began using Olive Leaf
Extract early in 1995. "I think we are just beginning to scratch the surface for what
seems to be a very promising and unique herbal with multiple applications," he says.
"We continually hear from patients about new and unexpected benefits. Although we do
not have long term perspectives as yet, preliminary clinical results are very positive."
Dr. Phil Selinsky, at the Institute for Holistic Studies in Santa Barbara reports:
"Some patients have told me that Olive Leaf Extract took down their dental infections
in a matter of hours! The response is quite impressive."
Biochemist Arnold Takemoto: "it [Olive Leaf Extract] sure has power; particularly
against viruses that are more tenacious!" "It fills a hole that we haven't been able
to fill before. It gives us a new, effective tool."
One of the most frequent comments heard after people start
taking olive leaf extract is that they feel more energetic and have a greater sense of
well-being. The energy-boosting benefits of olive leaf extract are believed to be the result
of its ability to help fend off fungi, which overtax the immune system, and yeast
overgrowth (such as Candida albicans), which cause fatigue.
Yeast infections primarily inflict women who are in the age group within which
they can naturally bear a child. According to the medical statistics anywhere
between 70% to 80% of this infection is caused by Candida albicans, which is a
strain of yeast. This, as well as other strains of yeast naturally crop up in
a woman's vagina, in miniscule amounts and are kept in control by Lactobacillus
acidophilus, which is a bacterium that naturally arises in the vagina. However,
a yeast infection only occurs when there is imbalance in the existence of these
A Mixture of
Olive Leaf Extract with grapefruit seed extraction a
glass of water is a good curative tonic for this yeast infection.
Fungal infections of the nails, athlete's foot, jock itch,
and tinea capitis have also responded well to olive leaf treatment.
It's no secret that the effectiveness of some antibiotics has diminished
over the years. By consistently overusing antibiotics and taking them
unnecessarily, several strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have
been created -- a frightening scenario some believed could never happen.
In light of this, olive leaf represents a viable antibacterial alternative
against a variety of common bacterial infections. In one trial, compounds
isolated from olive leaf inhibited the growth of the following bacterial
and fungal strains: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus
cereus, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus.2
In laymen's terms, this means olive leaf may be effective against
some of the bacteria that cause common ailments. These include bronchitis,
tonsillitis, gastroenteritis, urinary tract infections and ear infections.
It is worthy to note that olive leaf does not harm the beneficial
bacteria present in the intestines.
Whilst there are antibiotics available to assist the treatment of
bacterial infections, there is no equivalent for viral infections.
The general 'treatment' of viral infection usually involves rest and
alleviation of the symptoms. In the instance of the Herpes viruses
responsible for cold sores, genital herpes and shingles, there is
strong medication available to eliminate the symptomatic blisters.
The virus, however, remains in the body and waits for the immune response
to be compromised and then strikes again. A study incorporating, among
others, the viruses responsible for herpes (all types), influenza,
polio, encephalomyocarditis (heart inflammation), Newcastle's Disease
and vaccina (similar to smallpox) were found to be highly susceptible
to olive leaf's antimicrobial activity.
OTHER BENEFICIAL EFFECTS
Olive leaf has been shown to have remarkable effects on a host of
infectious diseases and other conditions. Among those documented are
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, diabetes, AIDS, hypertension, parasitic
infestation, ulcers, psoriasis and fibromyalgia. Many people have
also experienced a dramatic improvement in a variety of unrelated
symptoms and conditions and overall increases in health and vitality
-- even if the herb was only initially being taken for one specific
problem. A common theme amongst those supplementing with olive leaf
is the notable increase in energy they experience.
THE 'DIE-OFF' EFFECT
There is one side-effect, called the Herxheimer reaction or 'die-off'
effect, that has been identified with olive leaf. When the olive leaf
supplement kills off a large number of bacteria in a short space of
time, the toxic by-products of these dying microorganisms are said
to temporarily worsen the patient's symptoms. Practitioners, however,
see this as positive and believe this reaction indicates the treatment
is working effectively. This effect is more common in people suffering
more serious and chronic conditions and even then is usually controlled
by lowering the dose until the body can process the toxins of the
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