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Olive Leaf

Description

Whole, certified organic Olive Leaf is blended with Olive Leaf powdered extract to provide a supplement containing a balance of the many active constituents naturally found in this leaf. We have selected a hydro-alcohol (hexane-free) extraction of Olive Leaf to provide you with a very pure supplement.

Key Benefits

  • Traditional European herb

Product Features

Ingredients:  Organic Olive Leaf (Olea europaea), Olive leaf powdered extract (Olea europaea) (standardized to 18% oleuropeins)

Other Ingredients: Dextrin (carbohydrate), silicon dioxide

100% NON-GMO VEGETARIAN CAPSULE: Pullulan (complex carbohydrate)

OWH Olive Leaf 90ct SF

Suggested Use

As an herbal supplement, take one capsule daily with food.

Background and Use

The ancient Egyptians regarded the Olive tree as a symbol of heavenly power and were the first to put the Olive Leaf to practical use in the mummification of their kings. It continued to be used throughout history for many folk remedies. By the late 1960's, scientific research at a major American pharmaceutical company, conducted experiments with viruses using one of the constituents of this leaf. The majority of the research has taken place in Europe and it warrants further research. Olive Leaf contains numerous antioxidant flavonoids, but the main focus of research has been on the oleuropein compounds.

What is the value of adding standardized extracts to herbal formulas?

We believe that the combination of both the standardized extract and the whole herb creates a more balanced formulation that combines the best of both traditional herbal knowledge and modern scientific research. We add the standardized extract only when we are assured of efficacy and safety of that specific extract. Each herb is assessed on an individual basis to investigate these two important factors:

  • Efficacy: Most of the current scientific studies on herbal medicines have been done using standardized extracts. There are some standardized extracts for which clinical evidence is not compelling (perhaps because the wrong marker constituent has been chosen). Conversely, there are herbs, such as ginkgo, in which the research results for the standardized extract is impressive. In these cases we have added the extract in our product.
  • Safety and Quality: Since the process of extracting an herb concentrates a certain constituent and reduces the other potentially synergistic constituents, the herb is transformed from an herb to a phytochemical. This results in a supplement which is very different from the traditional herbs that the human body has co-existed with over the millennia. Many herbalists believe that the loss of the synergistic constituents may compromise the safety and quality of the herb. Indeed, many standardized extracts do not have the same shelf life as their whole herb counterparts. We share this concern at Oregon's Wild Harvest and have selected only the standardized extracts that we can be assured are safe and stable as well as efficacious.

It is our mission to study whole herbs scientifically and compare them to standardized extracts. We are conducting studies in local academic and clinical institutions using our whole herb products.

Precautions

Do not use if pregnant or nursing.  Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue if unusual symptoms occur. Do not exceed recommended dose unless under the guidance of a health care professional.

Allergens

If flu-like symptoms, breathing difficulties, tightness in the throat or chest, or skin irritations are experienced, discontinue use.

FDA Disclaimer
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The Contraindications and Potential Drug Interactions information provided on this website is not intended to be all-inclusive. A health care professional should be consulted regarding the use of herbal products. Always keep your Doctor or other healthcare professional informed about the herbal and other dietary supplement products that you are taking.
Olive Leaf
from $16.45
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  • 90 ct. (0091-90) - $16.45