Is anyone taking any form of olive leaf extract or has anyone taken it in the past?
Consider this. Perhaps you haven't seen any positive effects is because it is a very essential part of keeping you healthy.
Quoted from WikipediaThe olive tree and olives are mentioned over 30 times in the Bible, in both the New and Old Testaments. It is one of the first plants mentioned in the Bible, and one of the most significant. For example, it was an olive leaf that a dove brought back to Noah to demonstrate that the flood was over. The olive is listed in the Hebrew Bible (Deut. 8:8) as one of the seven species that are noteworthy products of the Land of Israel . . . The olive tree and olive oil are mentioned seven times in the Quran, and the olive is praised as a precious fruit. Most notably, it is mentioned in one of the most famous verses of the Quran, Ayat an-Nur: "Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The metaphor of His Light is that of a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp inside a glass, the glass like a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east nor of the west, its oil all but giving off light even if no fire touches it. Light upon Light. Allah guides to His Light whoever He wills and Allah makes metaphors for mankind and Allah has knowledge of all things." (Quran, 24:35). The olive tree and olive oil health benefits have been propounded in Prophetic medicine. The Prophet Mohamed is reported to have said: "Take oil of olive and massage with it – it is a blessed tree" (Sunan al-Darimi, 69:103).
Quoted TextHOW TO MAKE OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT
What you need: (1.) Half pound of whole, raw olive leaves that were air-dried at temperatures not exceeding 150° F; (2.) one gallon of distilled water; (3.) one 5- to 6-quart capacity slow cooker; and, (4.) Two 2-quart Mason-style glass bottles to hold 3-1/2 quarts of finished extract.
How to make: Place olive leaves in a mixing bowl and add water to cover, agitate. (If leaves are non-organic sourced, use preferred method of cleaning leaving during this step.) Place leaves in colander to drain, and rinse very thoroughly. Add olives leaves to slow cooker. Pour one gallon of distilled water into cooking pot and stir. Cover slow cooker, turn heat to low and let leaves cook for 12 hours. At the 8-hour mark, check the temperature. The ideal temperature is between 175° F and 185° F.
If the temperature exceeds 185 degrees F., turn off slow cooker and allow contents to cool to 175° F. At which point, turn slow cooker on again and set temperature to low. After this, monitor the temperature hourly, turning off slow cooker as necessary to maintain ideal temperature range.
After 12 hours, turn off the slow cooker if the temperature has been kept within the ideal target range for the entire 12 hours. Remove cooking pot from slow cooker and set on stove grate. Leave pot covered and allow contents to cool to room temperature.
If at the 12-hour mark the temperature is below 175° F, increase heat to high setting and allow to simmer for an additional hour or two, i.e., until content remain in the ideal target range.
Once contents have cooled to room temperature, use a sanitized cup to ladle out the olive leaf extract and distribute equally in glass jars. Pour the balance of liquid through a stainless steel mesh strainer to separate the liquid from the leaves, gently pressing the leaves with a wooden spoon to obtain the maximum liquid, and distribute this equally in glass jars (NOTE: as this 'pressed' liquid is often stronger, divide it equally between the glass jars). Discard the leaves. DO NOT reuse leaves. Cap glass jars tightly and immediately refrigerate. Use within two weeks.
How to take: For adults, use half a cup (4 oz.) twice daily. The best times to take extract are mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Do not take later than 6:00 p.m. due to the potential increase in energy one might feel.
Where to buy: Mountain Rose Herbs (http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/olive_leaf.php) or Starwest Botanicals (http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/category/1-olive-leaf/).
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Quoted from ruthiegirlOlive leaf extract is an excellent choice if you have an infection somewhere in your body, be it a sore tooth or a bad cold. It may be useful long-term in treating chronic infections, such as Lyme disease, when your body's defenses have been overwhelmed and you need extra help for a while.