Antibacterial · Antiviral · Vermifugal
Olive Leaf Capsules
- Code 728
120 Caps (750 mg. ea.) -- $ 5.95
Olive Leaf Extract (tincture)
- Code 729
4 fl. oz. -- $9.95 --
ew compounds in the pharmacy of Mother Nature
compare as an all-around antibiotic and anti-viral
to oleuropein - the active medicinal ingredient in
leaves from the
olive tree (olea europaea). Revered by
civilizations, the olive tree provided food (its fruit and extracted oil),
medicine (leaves), fuel and building material (bark and corpus).
Although there are more than 95
different, known medicinal compounds in olive leaves, most recently
interest has centered on oleuropein. According to medical
journalist and researcher, Dr. Morton Walker, recent interest
in this substance has been kindled not only because of its
"vast healing powers (as it) actually eliminates the viruses,
fungi, bacteria, and other parasites that cause disease,"
but because so many pharmaceutical-grade antibiotics
"have failed us." Ever new and exotic bacterium and viruses
which are resistant to drugs are posing greater challenges to
"single entity antibiotics" which have formed allopathy's
traditional answer to microbial infections.
Morton's primary monogram
on the subject, Olive Leaf Extract (click on the images
at right to see enlargements of the covers) deals not only with
the known therapeutic components of olive leaf, but the
infectious diseases they act again. [We have prepared a very
of Morton's work (in DOC format) - 14 pages, 318k in size.
Nonetheless, some of you may wish to
Caution: As with our
Old Amish Dewormer, "die-off" or Herxheimer
Effect may be experienced by those with parasites.
If you have not recently used a vermifuge, you
may want to consider taking olive leaf at a reduced
dosage and building up to the label's "baseline dosage"
of two capsules, twice daily.
you should not take Olive Leaf with the amino acids,
cysteine, glycine, histadine, or lysine as it may
interfere with olive leaf's actions, and you should
never take Olive Leaf with pharmaceutical-grade
antibiotics as it may interfere with those drug(s)
which your doctor has prescribed.
Olive Leaf itself
is a potent antibiotic, and in fact is known to attack
certain helpful probiotics, including the soil-bacterium,
bacillus subtilis. We recommend that you do not
take Olive Leaf concurrently with any probiotic formula,
and after concluding your use of Olive Leaf, follow up
with Microflora Restore to
replenish the intestinal tract with helpful bacteria.
We recommend not taking Olive Leaf if you are using
warfarin (Coumadin™), since Olive Leaf
mutes coagulation and has a relaxing effect on
he bulk of the literature extolling the virtues
of olive leaf refer to the product as "Olive Leaf Extract."
This helps sell books --- after all, most of the supplement
manufacturers can charge more money with a value-added extract
than they can by repackaging the base material. Extracts
are superior to their raw herbal sources in many cases -- and
But not so with Olive Leaf.
And to prove our point, we sell
both the Olive Leaf powder in capsule form and Olive Leaf Extract,
made using traditional extraction methods with 190 proof grain
alcohol. Then we provide chemical analysis to provide a basis
for comparison (see below).
The arguments involving
just how much standardized, medicinal compounds are in Olive
Leaf products may seem petty on the surface, but, in fact,
they strike at the heart of the value of the product.
You're not paying for lignins, cellulose, or ash. You're
paying for Olive Leaf's active ingredients. Although there
are over 95 different compounds in Olive Leaf, the current
benchmark for purity is the concentration of "oleuropein,"
currently believed to be the most active phytopharmacological
compound in the leaf.
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One internet merchant,
Health Consult.com has gone so far as to analyze the competitive
products on the market, with laboratory results that are
embarrassingly at odds with manufacturer claims (see table at left).
The merchant claims that neither the independent lab that did
the work, nor Ameridan (which is associated with Natural Health
Consult and submitted the samples) knew in advance whose
sample was being tested).
Whether or not these lab results
are accurate, we cannot attest, since we did not run the tests.
But our own lab tests show that freshly picked leaves run
about 3% oleuropein by weight.
HPLC analysis shows our
Leaf powder at 3.04% in one recent
test, which translates into 22.77 mg. of oleuropein per 750 mg.
capsule --- (see
analysis shows our concentrated tincture at 0.55 mg. of oleuropein
per milliliter (ml.) of 'starting material' --- (see
into 24.40 mg. of oleuropein per tablespoon of tincture. In other
words, an entire tablespoon of extract contains only slightly more
extract than a 750 mg. capsule. (The extraction method for the
Olive Leaf made for the Phyto Rx line
is different - and those results will be published shortly.)
Again, we make both available,
but the capsules will be more suitable for most people.
To U.S. Users: Neither
Olive Leaf, nor any of its extracts, have been
evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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