Oleuropein: The antimicrobial substance is naturally found on the leaves of the olive tree
There is no doubt that antibiotics are one of the greatest discoveries in the medical industry. When the penicillin, the first antibiotic, was discovered at the beginning of the last century, everyone believed that this category of medicines would be the doctors’ weapon against any kind of infection.
But many years later, things have changed. Because of the excessive use of antibiotics and the ability of microbes to adapt, these medicines are no longer a panacea. This phenomenon is called “resistance to antibiotics” and has created the need to find alternatives to the treatment of pathogenic micro-organisms.
Soon attention turned to the nutrition components. The fruit of the olive tree (Olea europaea), plays a key role in the diet of the Mediterranean peoples and it is one of the first plants to attract the attention of modern scientists. It all began when it was observed that the olive tree is centenarian and difficult to “get sick”, due to the component of the olive, which is concentrated mainly on the leaves of the tree and is called Oleuropein.
Oleuropein is one of the most effective antimicrobial and antiviral ingredients in nature. Scientists are now able to support that the extract of olive leaves,
- Strengthens the immune system itself to deal with attacks.
- Specializes in the treatment of bacteria and viruses that strike the upper respiratory tract (stroke, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, otitis).
- It treats the common cold of winter, from which it is estimated that every person get sick three or four times a year.
- It treats microorganisms that cause oral herpes (lips) or conjunctivitis.
- It does not cause side effects such as gut microflora destruction, or resistance to microbes.
- It benefits the human body at many levels, such as in better control of pressure and sugar, as well as the protection of vessels.
The many properties of the Oleuropein
Oleuropein has been known since the early 19th century, which highlights its traditional healing action, even in times when pharmaceutical science has not evolved. Today, the results for the beneficial benefits of the Oleuropein are based on well-organized studies.
This enables its safe and targeted use in the support of many systems of the human body.
- Antimicrobial, antiviral activity
- Antioxidant protection, even greater than that of vitamin E
- Cardiovascular protection
- Better control of blood pressure
- Relief of inflammation, applied to the health of joints, skin and nervous system