Olives oil, olives, are widely known throughout the whole world, and they are mainly used for culinary purposes. But nobody knows about the leaves. It is interesting that they have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, and it is thought that they have powerful healing properties and the ability to cure flu, herpes, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, pneumonia, hepatitis B and meningitis. What makes them so useful is a chemical compound called oleuropein.
Oleuropein acts as an anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial agent, which makes it highly effective antiseptic.
Tea made from olive leaves is great against a number of health issues:
Malaria -Encephaitis – Pneumonia – Diphtheria – Stomach Ulcers – Botulism – Atherosclerosis – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Herpes – Hepatitis B – Meningitis – Flu – Tuberculosis – Gonorrhea.
In addition, this tea will also help you raise your energy levels and it will boost your immune system. You can drink it when you’re feeling stressed and you want to relax, and its excellent for use after a chemo treatment.
15-20 Dry olive leaves are need for this tea.
Put the leaves in 3 Lt boiling water for 10 minutes . After that let the tea cool for 15 minutes and add lemon juice and honey if you want to enrich the taste. Drink the tea for several consecutive weeks and you will feel all its advantages.
The beverage of the olive leaves helps to regulate the pressure, improve heart function, and reduce blood sugar. It contains many active substances that act against hypertension and helps fight headaches and vertigo.
1) antiseptic – septic – for nervous tension – liver – beneficial effect on the heart – increases bile secretion – for constipation – hair tonic – relieves dandruff, burns – pregnancy tears – skin bruising – insect bites – soothes the itching – lowers blood pressure – regulates cholesterol – antipyretic – arthritis and pains.
It does not contain caffeine, and we can enjoy it during the day
The most common ways of using
1. Once the water starts to boil, remove it from the fire and pour into the herb. Leave it for 10-20 minutes, strain it and use it. The usual proportions for the infusion are 1-3 teaspoons per cup of water.
2. We take the therapeutic part of the plant and boil it with water. (Usually the hard parts of the plant are boiled: roots, peels, stalks, seeds). If they are chopped they need boiling for only 5 minutes, another 5-15 minutes. Three tablespoons in two cups of water and be consumed in 12 hours.
3. The ointment is made with raw material the infusion, the decoction, the juice or the powder of the herb, which we use with wax or butter or with flour until they become a body and keep them in a jar.
4. To make the tincture, we take the herb and put it in a bottle of alcohol. The proportions are generally 5 parts of white spirit of 70 degrees, for each part of the plant, (which will have been ground in a mixer or we will have it in a mortar). Leave for 5-15 days to shake the container every so often. Then filter the tincture with a filter paper (or a coffee machine filter) into another container that can be kept for a long time. The tincture is only used for outdoor use.
5. It is made like the infusion or decoction and is used externally in the treatment area, with gentle massage movements, to absorb the skin. Lotions can be applied for dermatoses and for the scalp.
Reasons and best time to drink it:
Morning fasting: detox, laxatives, diuretics, stomach and intestinal healing, and bowel antiparasitics.
10:00 or 16:00 hours – two hours before meals. Liver protectors, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antitussive, cardiotonic, adjuvant treatments in the period.
20 minutes before meals: The tonics, antacids, what helps in the absence of metal salts.
After meals: Digestive, sedative, antacids, antifungals and excipients to eliminate intestinal glands.
Before you fall asleep: sedatives, laxatives, cardiotonics, beverages that improve blood circulation.