The olive tree has so much to offer!
It yield delicious fruits which we cure or brine and enjoy as a true gourmet treat.
We also know the health benefits and fragrant flavors olive oil adds to a dish.
Then there is the amazing leaf of the olive tree.
It's been demonstrated to boost our immune system, kill viruses, bacteria and fungi, ward off the common cold and the flu, and help to heal and prevent shingles and herpes outbreaks.
People around the globe prize olive leaves for their own range of health benefits and uses in herbal medicine.
They can be prepared as a tea, but are most popular taken in capsules or powder as a supplement.
When brewed as a tea, it has a unique and distinctive flavor (caffeine free).
The tea has been used for thousands of years to lower fevers, and poultices made from olive leaves are among the oldest therapies for infections of the skin.
It's great for healthy skin, have you ever tried a soap or lotion made with olive leaves?
Taking it as a supplement is great for detoxification.
The leaves of olive trees are thought by some to have more antioxidant power than green tea!
More on this subject from Wikipedia
Then, there's Olive Leaf Extract - a more potent form of this herb
Are there any side effects?