Legend has it that Athena, the Greek goddess, actually planted an olive tree outside the Acropolis and bestowed upon it healing and nourishing powers. In reality, it is a natural force to be reckoned with, absolutely brimming with literally hundreds of antioxidants.
Olives and olive oil have been known to have a range of health benefits for some time now but given the holistic nature of nutritive supplements these days why would we stop searching for cures with just the oil? Swanson Superior Herbs Super Strength Olive Leaf Extract is the answer to that question.
Used for centuries by the people of the Mediterranean and also the Egyptians; Olive leaf was first explored by the English in 1854. The results were staggering.
The oil from this silvery green leaf turned out to be an exceptional source of healing power. As a result, it has been utilised for a range of increasing benefits for the past 100 years. Swanson Superior Herbs Super Strength Olive Leaf Extract has refined that oil into its most effective element, Oleuropein, an antioxidant of unparalleled strength.
There are several uses for Swanson Superior Herbs Super Strength Olive Leaf Extract but before we look at them it is worth considering this fact. When the USDA came to measure the ORAC (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of Olive leaf extract it found something amazing.
Superior Herbs Super Strength Olive Leaf Extract actually possesses over double the antioxidant level of green tea and 400% that of vitamin C. That is how much we have all been taking this seemingly everyday plant for granted.
Superior Herbs Super Strength Olive Leaf Extract targets LDL (bad) cholesterol to strengthen and protect our blood vessels from conditions such as atherosclerosis. The formation of a sort of plaque in our blood vessels.
We all lead such sheltered lives nowadays that we often lack the requisite natural protection from colds and viruses. Oleuropein offers us a constant defence against disease-causing microbes.
We've already seen the evidence of its antioxidant strength. It is worth bearing in mind that Olive leaf is actually the most powerful antioxidant free radical scavenger of over 55 medicinal herbs.