Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, fights colds and flu. This is one powerful herb.
- In vitro and animal studies show that olive leaf extract has some potential activity against the influenza virus 6
- Research suggests that olive leaf extract may reduce the infectivity and inhibit the replication of viruses that cause colds, influenza and lower respiratory tract infections – further clinical trials in humans are needed to validate these findings 6
- Olive leaf extract has been shown to stimulate phagocytosis – which may enhance the body’s response to a viral infection
- Gargling olive leaf tea may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat – potentially due to a reduction of inflammation and viral infectivity 6