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Olive Oil

In the world of medicinal plants, olive leaf and olive leaf extracts appear to promote better health overall and help to ward off a variety of serious health disorders.

Considered by many to be one of the healthiest plant-based fats, olive oil has gained considerable notoriety in recent years for its ability to lower heart disease risk and cholesterol levels.

The first pressing of oil from olives, referred to as extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), is highly prized and is credited with playing an important role in a healthy diet. But, another lesser-known part of the harvest is the olive leaf – a traditional medicinal herb whose therapeutic uses date back centuries. An infusion of olive leaf oil has been consumed to stabilize blood sugar, control diabetes, lower the risk of stroke or cardiovascular disease, and reduce the risk of chronic and degenerative diseases. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory and may also protect against nerve damage.