Olive trees are widely cultivated around the world and are mostly used for culinary purposes. Interestingly, they have been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes since ancient times, as they have potent healing properties and ability to cure influenza, herpes, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, pneumonia, hepatitis B, and meningitis. What makes them so beneficial is the compound called oleuropein.
Uloropein also acts as antifungal, antiparasitic, and antibacterial agent, which makes it very effective against fungi, infections, and bacteria after surgery.
The tea made from olive leaves is great against numerous health issues. Among them are:
- Stomach ulcers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Hepatitis B
Besides helping you fight the diseases outlined above, this tea will boost your energy levels and strengthen your immune system. You can consume it when you are stressed out and want to relax or after chemotherapy.
Olive Leaf Tea Recipe
- 15-20 dried olive leaves
- 2-3 dl of boiling water
The leaves should be gathered in spring and dried outside. When well dry, put them into a glass jar and store in cool place. You will need 15-20 leaves for this tea.
- Put the leaves in boiling water and cook them for 10 minutes
- When done, remove from heat and allow it to cool for about 15 minutes
- Feel free to add lemon juice or honey to enrich its taste
- Consume the tea for a few consecutive weeks to reap its benefits
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