And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
Olive Leaf Tea
One olive tree can provide a wealth of health. The leaves from an olive tree are proven to have a variety of health benefits that have been used for centuries. New studies continue to prove the many amazing health benefits of leaf tea and extract. If you plant an olive tree you'll have leaves readily available year-round because olive trees are also evergreen. Olive trees grow in climate zone 8 & 9 but if your climate zone doesn't allow you to plant an olive tree then keep it in a pot in a sunny room in the house, olive trees can live indefinitely in pots and will produce fruit.
FROM THE OLIVE TREE, TO THE POT, TO THE CUP. Pick leaves from your healthy and organic (pesticide free) olive tree and place in a bowl or basket and let dry. Chop the dried leaves and keep in a glass jar.
Add 1 -2 tablespoons of leaves to a standard 4 cup tea pot. Drink hot or cold.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVE LEAF TEA?
Olive tea combats viruses, inhibiting them from replicating. Helps lower cholesterol.
Helps lower blood pressure. Helps reduce blood sugar, decreases fatigue, helps prevent and fight fungal infections. Helps prevent and fight bacterial infections.
Helps prevent cold sores. Helps to build a strong and balanced immune system, helps fight viral infections. Purifies the body.
WHAT IS THE NATURAL SUBSTANCE IN OLIVE LEAVES THAT MAKI IT SO HEALTHY?
Oleuropein (pronounced oh-lee-or-oh-pin), is a substance found in the olive
leaf. Health practitioners and researchers have found that a natural
supplement of olive leaf extract contains substantial medicinal benefits.
Some of the findings included, boosting the energy among patients and aiding in the treatment
of herpes and other viral conditions, flu and colds, fungal infections,
chronic fatigue and allergies. More about oleuropin, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleuropein )
From research and clinical experience to date, they believe that supplemental olive leaf may be beneficial in the treatment for conditions caused by, or associated with, a virus, retrovirus, bacterium or protozoan. Among those treatable conditions are: influenza, the common cold, candida infections, meningitis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles (Herpes zoster), HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, severe diarrhea, and dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections.
HOW DOES OLIVE LEAF COMBAT VIRUSES?
Research suggests that olive leaf may be a true anti-viral compound because it appears to selectively block an entire virus-specific system in the infected host. This appears to offer healing effects not addressed by pharmaceutical antibiotics. Olive leaf's broad killing power includes an ability to interfere with critical amino acid production for viruses; an ability to contain viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses by preventing virus shredding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane; the ability to directly penetrate infected cells and stop viral replication.
As an antioxidant, Olive leaf extract protects those blood vessels from damage, and has been shown to be effective in protecting the heart from coronary occlusion.
So have a cup of Olive Leaf Tea! Recommended amount is one to two cups per day for general good health and to boost the immune system.
Cold or Flu.: using a 4 cup pot add 3 tables spoons of olive leaf tea, bring to a boil and let steep 10 minutes. Tea will be bitter, you can sweeten with honey. Drink one cup every 3 hours.