Olive Leaf Tea
The Green Tea Alternative

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Olive Leaf Tea may be the solution for you, if you are seeking an alternative to green tea without the caffeine and with the increased health benefits.

Green tea already has a reduced amount of caffeine when compared to coffee or black tea.

However, if you want a zero caffeine solution then the option is a herbal olive leaf infusion.

Welcome this wonderful tea and lead a healthier life!

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What are Olive Leaves?

This tea is made from dried olive leaves and olive tree bark. The olive tree (olea europea) is native to the Mediterranean region, Asia and Africa. It is a small evergreen tree with 4 to 10 cm long green silvery leaves and small white flowers.

Tea made with olive leaves has been in use for medicinal purposes since the Ancient Egyptians and olive oil was considered to be sacred in Ancient Greece, being used to light the lamps of temples and to fuel the flame of the ancient Olympic Games.

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The olive branch, a symbol of peace since biblical times, contains the secrets to so many health benefits that it certainly deserves its place in our history.

The unprocessed olive leaf contains oleuropein, an antioxidant responsible for most of its health benefits, as well as several other polyphenols and flavonoids.

Today the olive is ever present in Mediterranean cuisine and olive oil holds the reputation of being one of the healthiest cooking oils.

Let’s then look at some of the best known health benefits this smooth golden tea has to offer.

Benefits of Olive Leaf Tea

  • This tea will help you to lower blood pressure in cases of hypertension. If you are currently taking any medication, please don’t skip the side effects section on this page, it contains some important tips if this is your case.

  • It is good for your heart, because it dilates coronary veins, increasing the blood flow and thus helping to regulate your heart beat. It is no wonder that it may help to relieve arrhythmias.

  • Olive leaf tea is caffeine free. This means you will receive a boost of energy without the harmful effects caffeine.

  • Having problems with your cholesterol level? This tea reduces levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), helping your heart to be beat to a much healthier rhythm.

  • Olive leaf extract has double the antioxidant capacity of green tea and four times the content of Vitamin C, that’s why this tea is said to be an alternative to green tea.

  • Antioxidants present help fight free radicals from their action against your body, they are highly reactive chemical substances, that oxidized can cause cellular damage, so this tea is helpful for detoxification of your body of carcinogens and harmful chemicals.

  • Some research shows that antioxidants can help to treat tumors, cancers such as liver, breast, and prostate cancer. Still this is a preliminary study. Tea is best known for its preventive action in these circumstances, maintaining normal DNA repair.

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  • This tea stimulates the immune system.

  • Infusion made with olive leaves and olive tree bark can bring down fevers and fight germs.

  • Is the cold season coming? Then it’s best to know that this tea fights colds and the flu.

  • Many studies indicate that olive leaf herbal tea produces anti-viral action in the body, as it stops viral replication in cells.

  • It is anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, in other words, it is natural killer of pathogens by stopping their reproduction process. For example, tea made from olive leaves fights yeast infections and viral infections, such as herpes.

  • It aids in the treatment of chronic fatigue and allergies.

  • Additional help may come for those who suffer from rheumatism or gout by drinking this herbal infusion.

  • It may help prevent muscle spasms.

  • And it is said to aid the prevention of shingles.

Other Uses of Olive Leaf and Olive Leaf Tea

This herb may be taken in the form of olive leaf capsules that are sometimes taken as a natural health supplement; olive leaf extract, which in turn is used in the world of cosmetics, particularly in skin care products.

Extract from olive leaf oil may be used in treatment of diabetes for non-insulin dependents or Type II diabetes. Olive leaf extract is used to reduce aging effects and it stimulates the immune system and acts as and antibiotic.

Externally, juice made from olive leaves can be used to help scaring in case of wounds and bruises. And chewing on green olive leaves in the morning, before eating can help you cure gingivitis and general mouth inflammations.

Cataplasms made from warm olive leaf herbal tea, mixed with honey can help with skin outbreak in general.

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Olive Leaf Side Effects

Because of its amazing power to reduce your blood pressure, olive leaf tea should not be taken without some precaution. As it lowers blood pressure and glucose levels in the blood, this tea become quite a threat to those who have low blood pressure and glucose levels.

Please be aware that interaction with medication to reduce blood pressure and glucose levels may be dangerous. Dizziness caused by quick drops in blood pressure can be fatal if it should happen while you are driving.

So be careful and consult your doctor, monitor your blood pressure and always pick the right tea that suits your particular constitution.

If you have diabetes, make sure your doctor approves of this herbal tea with your daily diet.

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Drinking Olive Leaf Tea

Olive leaf tea has a pleasant taste, like a weak green tea, slightly less bitter and certainly sweeter. It is an amber or golden infusion.

Here we leave you with one of suggestions on how to make olive leaf tea: put 30 grams of dried olive leaf per liter of water. Boil until the water reduces to half the amount. Then take two cups per day, once in the morning and once in the evening.

It takes longer to steep than a regular tea and it can be drunk hot or iced.

Here’s a tip: This tea is sold as loose leaf and tea bag. So, if you have the choice available to you, go for loose olive leaf tea, you can alter the quantity to your liking and also blend with other herbs, coming up with new and interesting flavors.

Buy Your Olive Leaf Tea Today!

Click on the image or on the links below to purchase from Starwest Botanicals your Olive Leaves.

The perfect way to make your tea is from wonderfully cut or powdered organic olive leaf.

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