Olive trees have been cultivated ever since ancient times, as well as used as food and medicine throughout the world.
However, did you know that the compound oleuropein in olive leaves possess great healing properties which can effectively treat gonorrhea, pneumonia, hepatitis B, influenza, tuberculosis, herpes, meningitis, and many more conditions?
Thanks to the antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic properties of oleuropein, olive leaves can also be included in the after surgery treatment for many infections, bacteria, and fungi.
Tea from olive leaves is excellent against urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, pneumonia, meningitis, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes, malaria, encephalitis, botulism, diphtheria, and stomach ulcers.
Besides being helpful in the fight against many health conditions and diseases, olive leaf tea boosts the energy levels and the immune system.
It can be used for relaxation and elimination of stress, as well as after chemotherapy.
Olive Leaf Tea Recipe
- 2 to 3 dl boiling water
- 15 to 20 dried olive leaves
In spring, collect enough amount of olive leaves and let them dry naturally. Once dry, store them in a glass jar and in a cool, shaded space.
Cook 15 to 20 of the dried leaves in the enough amount of boiling water for about ten minutes.
Strain the tea and let it cool for about 15 minutes. Add lemon or honey to taste.
The tea is great for the overall health, and the best way to feel most of its benefits is drinking it for a period of one month.