During this time, you probably already know the many benefits of olive oil extracted from the fruit. But there was another part of the plant olive or Olea europaea which has many benefits, especially for health. That part is nothing but leaves.
In traditional Moroccan medicine, olive leaf is used to maintain blood sugar levels and diabetes. While today, the olive leaf known and widely used, especially after a lot of scientific research that supports the benefits.
One of the main kadungan olive leaf is a compound called oleuropein, which has been studied since the early 1900's. Included in the class iridoid oleuropein which has antibacterial activity, antiviral, and antifungal, and useless against various types of internal infection. Oleuropein thermogenin can also increase the production in the body, which is a compound that can burn fat effectively.
In recent studies, oleuropein can be useful for lowering blood pressure. Studies in Milan showed that this compound is a potent antioxidant, which can inhibit the oxidation of lipids in the blood, as well as lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In fact, the activity of antioxidants in olive leaf is higher than in green tea. Scientific studies have shown that antioxidant compounds derived from plants can provide health benefits, and helps to lower the risk of various chronic diseases.
Olive leaf is a good source of anticancer compounds that apigenin and luteolin, as well as the source of anti-malarial compounds cinchonine. Olive leaf can also act as an anti-inflammatory. Studies in animals have shown that olive leaf extract may prevent nerve damage, so it is good to prevent stroke.
Chris Kilham, ethnobotany expert who studied herbal medicine from the University of Massachusetts Amherst said, in an age of modern medicine as it is today, often found a material that has long been used as traditional medicine, apparently having researched scientifically true to have health benefits. It also occurs in the olive leaf.