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Olive Leaf - 60 capsules - Herbal Collection

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Olea europaea

Olive leaf - 60 capsules - Herbal Collection




    May help with


    • reduces cardiovascular risk, like atherosclerosis.
    • lowers blood pressure.
    • helps treats type 2 diabetes.
    • supports weight loss.
    • eliminates free radicals.
    • boosts immunity.
    • fights herpes.
    • reduces inflammation.


    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Olive


    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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    plant name


    Olivier, olive (English)


    International Latin denomination


    Olea europaea L.


    botanical family




    Description and habitat


    • Tree often cultivated in the Mediterranean regions, about 10 meters in height, with a gray trunk of tortuous appearance, cracked, numerous branches bearing evergreen, lanceolate, greyish-green, leathery leaves, with a revolute edge
    • Species native to Syria and naturalized in southern France, Corsica and Algeria. It requires full light, looking for dry soils, with warm exposures; vigorous tree that can live for a very long time, with very compact and very homogeneous wood. The wild olive tree called Oleaster was spontaneous throughout the Mediterranean basin. The limits of the olive tree are above all the cold of the North or the excessive drought (Egypt) but its possible areas can be extended to California, South Africa and Australia


    History and tradition


    • It is believed to have been domesticated in Crete around 3500 BC. JC
    • Tree associated with many symbols, the olive branch is a symbol of peace, the crown of olive leaves was placed on the head of the winners of the Olympic Games in Greece


    Parts used


    • Dried leaves, buds, olive (hard stone drupe)


    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages


    • Leaves: 30 grams per liter, 1 liter per day of decoction, by discontinuous cures
    • Buds MG 1°D, 50 drops three times a day or a teaspoonful in the morning
    • EPS  : 15 ml (or three teaspoons) to put in a liter of water and drink during the day, 10 days a month; or a teaspoon in the morning
    • Dry extract  : 400 to 500 mg for one capsule to be taken morning and evening (800 mg to 1 g per day)




    Main components of the plant


    Sheet [1]  :



    Main components of buds or young shoots



    Main components of essential oil




    Plant properties


    • Leaf :
      • Hypotensive (modest action) [3] , but a study shows identical efficacy of 500 mg of standardized extract of olive leaves twice a day to that of 12.5 to 25 mg of Captopril twice a day [4] , average decrease of 5 to 13 mm Hg [5]
      • Coronaro-dilator, increases coronary flow, cardiac protector by combining antioxidant, antihypertensive, hypoglycemic, hypocholesterolemic [10] , antiatherogenic [11] , protector of myocardial function by an anti-inflammatory, antiatherosclerotic, anti-ischemic, hypolipidemic effect [12] , protection of myocardial cells (cardiomyocytes) [13] , protector of vascular function [14]
      • Bradycardic antiarrhythmic ( oleanolic acid ) by beta-adrenergic antagonist effect, negative chronotropic and positive inotropic effects [15]
      • Cardioprotective, the ethanolic extract of olive leaves, which contains oleuropein , hydroxytyrosol , verbascoside , luteolin and quercetin exerts a protective effect on cardiomyocyte viability greater than that of each of these phenolic compounds [16]
      • Inhibition of platelet aggregation [17]
      • Spasmolytic
      • Antioxidant [18] , [19]
      • Hypocholesterolemic, hypotriglyceridemic and anti-diabetic (especially the oleaster variety ) [20] , hypoglycemic in rats [21]
      • Antidiabetic by inhibition of alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase ( luteolin and its derivatives luteolin-7-O-β-glucoside and luteolin-4′-O-β-glucoside ) [22] , hypoglycemic by oleuropeoside at a dose of 16 mg/kg, resulting from two mechanisms: potentiation of glucose-induced insulin release and increased peripheral glucose absorption [23] , antidiabetic properties in rats (leaf extract with doses of 0.1, 0.25, 0.5 g/kg of body weight for 14 days) higher than those of glibenclamide (600 microg/kg) [24] , oleuropein and oleanolic acidare involved in the anti-diabetic effect of olive leaves [25]
      • Improves insulin sensitivity and lowers the risk of developing metabolic syndrome [26]
      • Antibacterial and antifungal [27] by phenolic derivatives
      • Nephroprotective [28]
      • Thyroid stimulant (?) pituitary-independent activity [29]
    • Olive oil :
      • Anti-inflammatory (similar to ibuprofen) [30]
      • Inhibition of platelet aggregation [31]
      • Decreases oophorectomy-induced osteoporosis in rats [32]


    Bud properties


    • Anti-hypertensive
    • Mildly antidiabetic
    • Vascular action


    Properties of essential oil




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Arterial hypertension by moderate beta-blocker and calcium-blocker effect [8] , [9] , and an action of inhibition of the angiotensin converting enzyme (IEC) [6]
      • Efficacy at 400 mg per day of dry extract according to the EMA [33]
    • Venous circulatory disorders
    • Mild diabetes ( oleuropein , hydroxytyrosol ) [34] , reduction of diabetes complications ( oleuropein ) [35]


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Non-thrombotic cerebral atherosclerosis, diabetic arteritis, gangrene [36]
    • With Prunus amygdalus  :
      • Phobic neurosis: agarophobia, claustrophobia etc.
      • Obsessive compulsive neurosis
    • With Ficus carica  :
      • Facial neuralgia


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    Known or suspected mode of action


    • Antihypertensive by beta-blocker effect, calcium antagonist [8] , [9] , and inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme (IEC) [6]


    Usual formulations


    • Olive leaves Olea europea  : 30 grams for one liter of water; boil for 10 minutes over low heat; infuse one hour. Drink during the day, 5 days a week, three weeks a month, for three months
    • Dry extract  : 400 to 500 mg for one capsule to be taken morning and evening (800 mg to 1 g per day) (high blood pressure)
      • 400 mg of dry extract per day according to the EMA





    Possible side effects and precautions for use


    • No adverse effects or interactions listed
    • Very moderate pharmacokinetic interactions of oleuropein with cytochromes P450 (weak inhibition of CYP1A2) [37]
    • Weak inhibition of maslinic acid on CYP3A4 activity, low risk of drug interaction [38]
    • Potential Pharmacodynamic Interactions with Antidiabetic and Antihypertensive Drugs


    Bibliographic references


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    2. Aller↑ Stiti N, Hartmann MA. Nonsterol Triterpenoids as Major Constituents of Olea europaea. J Lipids. 2012;2012:476595. doi: 10.1155/2012/476595. PMID 22523691
    3. Aller↑ Khayyal MT, el-Ghazaly MA, Abdallah DM, Nassar NN, Okpanyi SN, Kreuter MH. Blood pressure lowering effect of an olive leaf extract (Olea europaea) in L-NAME induced hypertension in rats. Arzneimittelforschung. 2002;52(11):797-802. PMID 12489249
    4. Aller↑ Susalit E, Agus N, Effendi I, Tjandrawinata RR, Nofiarny D, Perrinjaquet-Moccetti T, Verbruggen M. Olive (Olea europaea) leaf extract effective in patients with stage-1 hypertension: comparison with Captopril. Phytomedicine. 2011 Feb 15;18(4):251-8. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2010.08.016. PMID 21036583
    5. Aller↑ Perrinjaquet-Moccetti T, Busjahn A, Schmidlin C, Schmidt A, Bradl B, Aydogan C. Food supplementation with an olive (Olea europaea L.) leaf extract reduces blood pressure in borderline hypertensive monozygotic twins. Phytother Res. 2008 Sep;22(9):1239-42. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2455. PMID 18729245
    6. Aller à :6.0 6.1 and 6.2 Hansen K, Adsersen A, Christensen SB, Jensen SR, Nyman U, Smitt UW. Isolation of an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor from Olea europaea and Olea lancea. Phytomedicine. 1996 Mar;2(4):319-25. doi: 10.1016/S0944-7113(96)80076-6. PMID 23194770
    7. Aller↑ Lockyer S, Rowland I, Spencer JPE, Yaqoob P, Stonehouse W. Impact of phenolic-rich olive leaf extract on blood pressure, plasma lipids and inflammatory markers: a randomized controlled trial. Eur J Nutr. 2017 Jun;56(4):1421-1432. doi: 10.1007/s00394-016-1188-y. PMID 26951205
    8. Aller à :8.0 8.1 and 8.2 Scheffler A, Rauwald HW, Kampa B, Mann U, Mohr FW, Dhein S. Olea europaea leaf extract exerts L-type Ca(2+) channel antagonistic effects. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Nov 20;120(2):233-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2008.08.018. PMID 18790040
    9. Aller à :9.0 9.1 and 9.2 Rauwald HW, Brehm O, Odenthal KP. Screening of nine vasoactive medicinal plants for their possible calcium antagonistic activity. Strategy of selection and isolation for the active principles of Olea europaea and Peucedanum ostruthium. Phytotherapy Research, Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 135–140, May 1994 [1]
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    11. Aller↑ El SN, Karakaya S. Olive tree (Olea europaea) leaves: potential beneficial effects on human health. Nutr Rev. 2009 Nov;67(11):632-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00248.x. PMID 19906250
    12. Aller↑ Efentakis P, Iliodromitis EK, Mikros E, Papachristodoulou A, Dagres N, Skaltsounis AL, Andreadou I. Effects of the olive tree leaf constitute on myocardial oxidative damage and atherosclerosis. PlantaMed. 2015 Jun;81(8):648-54. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1546017. PMID 26018920
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    14. Aller↑ Lockyer S, Corona G, Yaqoob P, Spencer JP, Rowland I. Secoiridoids delivered as olive leaf extract induce acute improvements in human vascular function and reduction of an inflammatory cytokine: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial. Br J Nutr. 2015 Jul 14;114(1):75-83. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515001269. PMID 26051429
    15. Aller↑ Javidanpour, S., Dianat, M., Aliakbari, FR, & Sarkaki, A. (2018). The effects of olive leaf extract and 28 days forced treadmill exercise on electrocardiographic parameters in rats. Journal of research in medical sciences: the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 23, 108. https://doi.org/10.4103/jrms.JRMS_517_18
    16. Aller↑ Bali EB, Ergin V, Rackova L, Bayraktar O, Küçükboyaci N, Karasu Ç. Olive leaf extracts protect cardiomyocytes against 4-hydroxynonenal-induced toxicity in vitro: comparison with oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, and quercetin. PlantaMed. 2014 Aug;80(12):984-92. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1382881. PMID 25098929
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    21. Aller↑ Trovato A, Forestieri AM, Iauk L, Barbera R, Monforte MT, Galati EM. Hypoglycemic activity of different extracts of Olea europae L. in the rats. Medicinal Plants and Phytotherapy, 1993, vol. 26, no.4, pp. 300-308
    22. Aller↑ Eddouks Mohamed, Chattopadhyay Debprasad. Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension. Bentham Science Publishers, 2012. eISBN: 978-1-60805-014-7
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    38. Aller↑ Min Sun, Yu Tang, Tonggui Ding, Mingyao Liu, Xin Wang. Investigation of cytochrome P450 inhibitory properties of maslinic acid, a bioactive compound from Olea europaea L., and its structure–activity relationship. Phytomedicine, Volume 22, Issue 1, 2015, Pages 56-65, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phymed.2014.10.003 .
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    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


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