Olive leaf interacts with the protein in cold and flu virus particles to stop infection. The energy and immune system boosting properties of olive leaf increase the body’s ability to resist illness and disease. Chronic colds and upper respiratory infections are often a sign of an overwhelmed immune system.
The antioxidants contained within olive leaf have the effect of eliminating free radicals, leaving more of the immune system available for fighting off colds and flus. Olive leaf’s qualities of boosting the effectiveness of the immune system and weakening the virus itself creates a powerful, safe and natural defense against these, and other pathogens.
Consistency is the key to establishing this natural defensive barrier, whether through teas, capsules, extracts, or a combination of all three. Olive leaf is safe to take in conjunction with a flu shot (which we do not recommend), histamine blockers and traditional medications.
Unlike over the counter remedies, which have been shown to be detrimental to the health of children, olive leaf may be used by persons of all ages. Of course before beginning any treatment, be it herbal or otherwise, consult your physician to ask about interactions.