Olive leaves, extraordinary value for health. How to use them at home in the treatment of some diseases
In the column “Plants and Health” in the morning show “Rreze Dielli” on Report TV with the medical plant specialist Ylli Merja we talked about the extraordinary health benefits of olive leaves.
The uses of olive leaves in folk medicine date back to the time of ancient Egypt. At that time, it was believed that these leaves were a symbol of a divine power. Olive leaves contain powerful bioactive compounds and antioxidants, just like the olive itself. The oleuropin present in olive leaves acts as a diuretic, hypotensive, laxative, against arterial hypertension and inflammation of hemorrhoids. While secoiridoids, another substance present in olive leaves, has anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, immuno-superior and anti-obesity properties.
According to the medical plant specialist, olive leaves work a miracle in our health:
· Stimulate the production of bone cells
· Neutralize the action of anti-inflammatory free radicals
· They relax blood vessels, prevent blood clotting
· Control blood sugar levels. Fight diabetes, tea or extract lowers blood sugar levels
· They help in diseases against cold, flu, herpes, pneumonia. They boost the immune system by killing a number of disease-causing microbes
· They lower bad cholesterol and lower high blood pressure. Oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol found in olives reduce coronary diseases and some types of cancer. Olive leaves inhibit the angiogenic process that stimulates the development of breast cancer cells, bladder tumors, brain tumors, etc.
· Improve brain function, fight Alzheimer’s disease
· They affect the oral health of the mouth, mold, stomatitis
· In dermatology, they protect the skin from damage and UVB radiation. They help heal skin wounds.
Herbal medicine specialist Ylli Merja recommended the use of some teas with olive leaves which help in the treatment and cure of many diseases.
Bone strengthening tea
· In 1.5 liters of water, boil for 2 minutes 30-40 chopped olive leaves, 1 handful of red clover flowers, 1 handful of chives. Strain and drink 2-3 glasses a day sweetened with 1 teaspoon of honey.
Tea for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure
· In 1.5 liters of water, boil 30-40 chopped olive leaves, 1 handful of hawthorn flowers, 2 spoons of forest fruits for 2 minutes. After cooling, strain the tea and drink 3 glasses a day, sweetening it with 1 teaspoon of honey.
Tea for reducing diabetes and blood thinning
· In 1.5 liters of water, boil for 2 minutes 30-40 chopped olive leaves, 1 handful of myrtle, 1 thread of white wormwood and 2-3 pieces of cinnamon. Strain and drink 2-3 glasses a day after bread sweetened with mare’s honey.
Tea for slimming and constipation
· In 1.5 liters of water, boil for 2 minutes 30-40 olive leaves, 1 hand of louisa, 1 hand of birch, 1 hand of bishtamithi and 1 spoon of wood. Strain and drink 2-3 glasses a day after bread.
Tea against alzheimer
· In 1.5 liters of water, boil for 2 minutes 30-40 olive leaves, 3 strands of southern tea, 1 handful of bee grass, 1 spoon of rosemary and 1 spoon of basil. Strain and drink 3 glasses a day sweetened with a little honey.
At the end of the conversation Ylli Merja did not forget to mention the people who are not advised to use olive leaves, such as those who suffer from low blood pressure, people with low blood sugar, people with thrombocytopenia or those who use blood thinners as well as people who suffer from gastritis.
NOTE: Each patient has his own characteristics, so in cases of serious illnesses, you should always consult with doctors. This article cannot be used to suggest a cure for any person.