Our olive leaf tea has a rich amber color, several health benefits and unique flavor. It is nutty with a slight bitter edge when served hot. Cool and refreshing when served chilled (ideal with lemon).
Olive leaf tea has a rich history. The naturally occurring compounds (free radical scavenging antioxidants, oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, polyphenols and flavonoids) in olive leaves are the key to its detoxification and healthy anti-aging immune system support.
Some of the health concerns olive leaf is reported to fight include: flu, colds, cough, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, allergies, arthritis, asthma, shingles, sore throat, viruses, fungus, yeast and bacterial infections and more. Enjoy Olive Leaf Tea for preventative vitality, part of an anti-aging Mediterranean diet.
Olive Leaf Tea Preparation
Preparation: Place one large teaspoon (10-15g) in a tea ball or herb sack. Drop into up to two quarts boiling water, immediately reduce heat to a medium simmer and let tea brew in covered pot for three to ten minutes (depending on desired strength). Stir tea occasionally, strain to drink and/or refrigerate. Tea should be a medium amber color. To combat a specific ailment sip refrigerated or re-heated tea and consume entire two quarts over a two day period.
Olive Leaf Tea is safe to use daily or long term without worry. It can be combined with other herbs/teas/supplements to create flavorful, healthful blends. A natural healer it does not build up resistance like antibiotics.
Olive leaf use causes the death of microbes in the liver, kidneys, intestines and skin. Occasionally some experience the Herxheimers reaction feeling ill or under the weather. This can be reduced by increasing fluid intake or reduce tea dosage.
Known Drug Interactions
Use with caution if you are allergic to olive tree pollen it may cause a seasonal respiratory allergic reaction. This herb may cause mild gastrointestinal irritation, particularly if taken on an empty stomach. Olive leaf may potentiate the effects of blood pressure lowering medications and theoretically may interact with anti diabetic medications due to its potential to affect glucose levels. Further, this herb may interact with drugs that inhibit blood clotting and platelet aggregation, including but not limited to warfarin (Coumadin®), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix®), pentoxifylline (Trental®). Talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.
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