100 grams of fresh olive leaves, grown organically in Australia, in Central QLD, away from pollution and impurities, irrigated with rainwater, fertilized with natural compost (created by our goat herd).
Pest control is done by poultry and neem trees.
It is recommended to dry the olive leaves – that’s if you want to store it, however fresh is best. It is less oxidised, more potent and more subtle, mellow flavour.
How to Make Fresh Olive Leaf Tea
Add 10 grams of fresh olive leaves to 2 cups of hot water
Steep for around ten minutes
Sweeten the bitter taste with lemon or honey
Olive Leaf Tea Benefits: What is it good for
Due to its antiviral properties, especially for the elenolic acid content, it is known to fight microbes and viruses that cause respiratory problems along with Influenza.
The tea is also beneficial for yeast infections like candida, as well as other conditions like eczema, genital herpes, chronic fatigue, dental infection, and tuberculosis. For its anti-inflammatory constituent, olive leaf is good for acne.
During strokes and psychological issues like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s diseases, our brain undergoes a massive blow. Olive extracts are beneficial to provide a positive effect on the nervous system.
According to an animal study undertaken by the University of Queensland, consumption of olive leaf tea by rats has shown an impressive result in weight loss as well as the symptoms of high blood pressure and fatty liver.
With its anti-angiogenesis effects, it averts the angiogenesis method (building up of blood vessels) of cancerous tumors in the bladder, urinary tract, brain and breast.
Olive leaf is a storehouse of oleuropein which, according to a Spanish study held in 2011, aids in forming osteoblast cells (bone constructing agent) and averting bone loss, such as osteoporosis. For diseases like arthritis and gout, the olive leaf extract is good as well.
Olive leaves are enriched with phenols and antioxidants such as tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol, the latter one known for combating free radicals which can damage our DNA formation, resulting in fast aging of cells.
Oxidation of cholesterol leads to the formation of low-density lipoprotein which is harmful to health. Olive leaf enriched with hypocholesterolemic properties fights this oxidation process, helping to lower cholesterol levels.
The polyphenols in olive leaf tea create hindrances in sugar production in blood. Due to its hyperglycemic effect, it helps lower the blood sugar level as well.
Excess consumption may lead to diarrhea, stomach irritation, and heartburn. People suffering from low blood sugar should not drink it as it may cause further lowering of blood sugar levels. Also, people having allergies from olive should not consume this drink.