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Olive Leaf - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

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Olive Leaf - Herbal Wisdom Wednesday

The Queen of the Mediterranean, Olive Trees are iconic to that region and are an important food source. We are all familiar with the benefits of eating Olive Oil, but did you know there are many benefits to be found in the Olive Leaf? Olive leaves contain high amounts of antioxidants, which bind to free radicals in the body, reducing inflammation and helping us heal and prevent numerous ailments. Olive Leaf contains one particular antioxidant in abundance: Oleuropein. Oleuropin is particularly anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-microbial. These constituents work wonderfully with our bodies, especially in regards to the Cardiac system, the...

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