Olive Herbal Remedies
Olive oil is used externally for cradle cap and both internally and in enema form for impacted colon. Olive leaves are high in bioflavonoids, and a tincture is used for mild hypertension and as a general cardiovascular tonic. Recent clinical reports show that olive leaf extract acts as an effective antiviral and may be a promising new treatment for herpes. Olive has a taste of BLAND and a temperature of WARM.
Olive Proper Dose
|Olive Extract||1-2 capsules or tablets 2 x daily|
|Olive Oil||1-2 tablespoons|
|Olive Tincture||1-2 droppersful 2 x daily|
Olive Reference Information
|Latin Name||Olea europea|
|Part Used||Fruit Oil, Leaf|
|Herb Forms||Oil, tincture, extract in capsules, tablets.|
|Affects||Cardiovascular system, Digestive system, Immune system|
|Botanical Info||A small-leaved evergreen tree with silver-gray and green foliage. The fruits are purple.|
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Remington, J.P. et al. 1918. The Dispensatory of the U.S. of America. 20th. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott.