Apr 21, 2021
The easiest way to receive olive leaf benefits is to purchase an extract, which can be found in your local health store or online. Make sure to buy an organic product to assure that it doesn’t include pesticides.
Olive leaf extracts are sometimes used in skin creams and other cosmetics, so you can also try adding 5 to 10 drops of olive leaf extract to your own face wash or lotion to take advantage of the olive leaf benefits for skin.
How long does it take for olive leaf extract to work? The results will vary depending on your health goals, but studies using olive leaf show that it’s effective within 8 weeks.
Here are some simple ways to use olive leaf extract at home:
Olive leaf extract for skin care: Because of its anti-aging and bacteria-fighting capabilities, you can use olive leaf extract to make a skin-clearing face wash like my Homemade Honey Face Wash. Try adding 5–10 drops of olive leaf extract to my Homemade Body Butter Lotion — it’s completely natural and free of any harmful chemicals. If you are using olive leaf extract for herpes or another skin issue, simply add a high-quality extract to a cotton ball and rub it into the area of concern.
Olive leaf extract for oral health: Olive leaf has strong antibacterial properties, making it great for fighting infections in your mouth too. Try adding five drops of olive leaf extract to this Homemade Remineralizing Toothpaste.
Olive leaf capsules: Olive leaf extract is also available in capsule and soft gel forms. Capsules can be taken to support immune function and provide powerful antioxidants. Capsules can also be taken to promote cardiovascular health. The standard olive leaf extract dose ranges from 500-1,000 milligrams daily. It’s best to divide your daily dosage into 2-3 smaller doses and take it with a meal or snack.
Olive leaf tea for immunity: Olive leaf tea is available in your local health food store and online. You can drink olive leaf tea daily to boost immune function and reduce inflammation. If you have access to an olive tree, then you can use the leaves to make tea. Start by washing the leaves thoroughly, then bake them at about 150 degrees or below until they are dry. Then crush the dry leaves and remove the stalks. Steep one tablespoon of the dried olive leaves in hot water for 10 minutes; drink a cup (or more) a day to get all of these amazing olive leaf benefits. If the taste it too bitter for you, add some organic honey or lemon.
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