By Melissa Milthorpe & Joshua Gaudry
We have heard a lot about it over time and definitely see an increase in demand for this product as we hit the nasty cold & flu season. So is it as good as what they say? – We certainly think so.
Olive leaf extract (Oleo Europaea) is the herbal extract of the Olive leaf and can be used for its antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
This can be beneficial during the cold and flu season in assisting your immune system in fighting off pathogens, especially viruses. The active compounds in olive leaf extract are thought to work by blocking the entry of viruses into cells. The anti-oxidant and anti- inflammatory effect of olive leaf may also help to improve long term health outcomes.
Olive leaf can be used daily for long term maintenance and improvement of immune function or acutely when you have a cold and flu to assist with reducing symptoms and improving recovery time.
OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT CAN BE FOUND IN FORMS SUCH AS:
- Throat sprays
The liquid comes in some great tasting flavours for the whole family to dose up on, plus liquid is absorbed into the body quicker so we always recommend this.
Speak with our naturopath for assistance on finding the best product for you this cold & flu season and stay on top of your wellness. Book in for a free 15 minute advice session today via our website.
This article is for educational purposes only. Always seek health advice from your healthcare professional.