QUALITIES OF OLIVE LEAVES AND THEIR BENEFITS FROM THEIR USE (SYNOPTICALLY )


Inside olive leaves are contained many phenolic substances, most important of which eleoeuropaene and hydroxytorosoly. The qualities of the olive leaves are credited to these 2 substances.

The benefits from the consumption of olive leaves (juice, tea, olive oil), synoptically are reported as the following:

1. Boosting of the immune system. It is the main benefit, from the consumption of juice or olive leaves beverage, because of its drastic ingredient, eleoeuropaene. The effectiveness against many pathogenics, can help the confrontal against viruses like, flue, herpes, fungus (overdevelopment yeast – Yeast Syndrome), bacteria (11 kinds). There have, also, been recorded spectacular results against AIDS symptoms with the prescribing of olive leaves.

2. Antioxidant action. The inhibition of the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, a result of the olive leaves eleoeuropaeny, reduces the hazard of developing cardiovascular diseases. The simultaneous presence of the “antioxidant” vitamin E, which exists in abundance in olive leaves, enforces even more the above action.

3. Antihypertensive action. Since the 1950’s, there have been clinical data concerning the use of olive leaves in the treatment of hypertension, through their vasodilating action.

4. Inhibition of blood platelet cementation. This quality transforms olive leaves into a powerful weapon against cardiovascular attacks and helps avoid fatal fibrins.

5. Increment of vigorousness – Chronic fatigue confrontation. The consumption of olive leaves has been reported from many patients, as well as from healthy individuals, to give greater vigorousness. This vigorousness can potentially increase effectiveness at work or sports performance. There have also been many reports concerning incidents of fast recovery from chronic fatigue, with the frequent and systematic use of olive leaves. In conclusion, olive leaves are an important tool for the modern and stressful individual, in his need for euphoria and longevity.


One can easily realize the richness of olive leaves in micronutrient, minerals and vitamins, making them a valuable nutrition tool for man. At the same time, their analogy in fat acids (saturated, monoinsatiable, multyinsatiable), is unique and indicate their heart protective qualities. The presence of vitamin E, is twice as much as in the same quantity in sesame oil (4,1 mg/100gr), making olive leaves , a vitamin E rich food. As for iron, its presence is greater than the corresponding presence in breakfast cereals (8,2mg/100gr), that are so much advertised as full and quality food for the modern man. Finally, special report should be made for the dietetics fibers of olive leaves. Dietetics fibers are in abundance in this food, making it a great help in the multifactor confrontation of constipation.




RDC : Recommended Daily Consumption ( Beside the above, inside olive leaves there have been detected remarkable quantities of other vitamins as well, like “antioxidant vitamins” C & A, vitamins of B group, niacin. For more, press here)


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TRADITIONAL PREPARATION OF OLIVE LEAVES BEVERAGE


Ingredients: Fresh olive leaves Water

Implementation: Exsiccate the olive leaves in the sun or in temperature not exceeding 65 C. The procedure of the beverage is like the other teas, meaning, for one cup of tea , use 4-5 steeped olive leaves and boil them for 15-20 minute in low-medium fire. As mentioned before, twice a day for a period of 6 months can help patients overcome many diseases that we mentioned above; always following the right diet with plenty of antioxidant (such as fruit, red peppers, garlic, parsley , onion, oregano and other vegetables..) μαιτανό, for more, see 1st page, 2nd page, 3rd page, Live Nutrition.

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Recipe for Juice made from Olive Leaves Against CANCER
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«Food should be your medicine and if you need medicine, take it from food »
- Hippocrates -














Dr. Lampropoulos instructions to make treatment juice:
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1. Choose an olive tree (Mediterranean type) that has not been sprayed with chemicals.
2. Cut the upper 30-40cm of a branch.
3. Choose mainly, leaves that are attached to the main stalk and fresh leaves from the branches of the smaller boughs, not bigger than 3cm per leaf.
4. Rinse the leaves 10 minutes inside the water carefully with salt and some white vinegar.
5. Melt them in a blender and then strain the mash taking the clean juice of the olive leaves. (more later).


Dr. Lampropoulos recommended that this treatment is effective if taking the following dosage:

Dosages:
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Cancer Patients:
Mix 1 full glass of olive leaves and 2 glasses of water (clean without chlorine) in a blender. You must take 1 wine glass (1/2 a glass) of olive leaves juice, 3 times a day (morning-noon-evening), daily and without interruption, before or after eating for a minimum of 4 months period.

For better taste



You can drink the olive juice pure or mixed with other fresh antioxidant fruit such as fresh orange, actinide, mango, aloe vera (boosting nutrition with 75 useful essences) also bananas, peaches, apples, vegetables, a pinch of saffron plant from Kozani(not necessarily) for the juice to be more tasty and beneficial.

Non Cancer People:
Mix 1 full glass of olive leaves and 3 glasses of water (clean without chlorine) in a blender. Take ¼ of a glass of pure olive leaves juice, 1- 3 times a day before or after eating for a period of 1-4 months a year. Drink it plain or mixed with other fresh antioxidant fruit such as fresh orange, actinide, mango, aloe vera (boosting nutrition with 75 useful essences) also bananas, peaches, apples, vegetables for the juice to be more tasty and beneficial.

Or even tea, see below.

6. In case you prepare extra quantity of juice:
Α. Store it in the fridge. Be sure the juice is completely sealed and that no air enters, otherwise the juice will be oxidised hence loosing all of its nutrition values, no more than 2-3 days in the fridge.

Β. Let not be used immediately after taken from the fridge, best leave it about one hour so it is not to cold. It can be drinken at once or gradually within an hour.

C. Shake the bottle well and the patient should drink it just before eating (about half an hour) when it stimulates the appetite. It can also be consumed after eating in case it causes sickness to the patient if consumed before eating. It is totally harmless and patients that have been using it for a period of 26 months didn’t exhibited any side effects. The time of its consuming is not still stated. It is more wisely for the patient to avoid taking medicines WITH CORTISONE and if this is possible, meaning that the patient does not suffer from pain and does not sicken with a disease that would need some medication to be confronted.

In about 2 months, the first results will be noticed, with gradual revival of the organism, visible euphoria, good mood, healthy appetite etc. The results are spectacular. Hundreds of cancer patients, reaching the last state of the disease, condemned to death, according to the scientific data of the ongoing medicine, are enjoying their lives, completely healthy.

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Note: Anyone wishing to drink the juice, should first consult his doctor and should NOT stop medication by himself and that the olive leaves juice is prescribed as a nutrition supplement and not as a medicine (since the necessary research for prescribing the juice for medicine has not taken place yet).


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Olive Tree – the Precious and Beloved Tree of all Christians



For millennia, the preeminent tree of the Mediterranean, the olive tree coexisted with the peoples of the region; it has been associated with their everyday life and customs, and beyond all the measure is the trace that it has left in all the civilizations that ever developed on the shores of the Mediterranean sea.
The olive, a gift of nature, is one key-word for the understanding of the progress of many regions but also a cause of attraction for numerous travelers to travel and learn the rich history of the area surrounding the Mediterranean, the Mediterranean of the olive tree.

The physiognomy of peoples and societies, above all else, is created through the contact with the natural space that surrounds them.

For the Greek and other Mediterranean people, if it would be needed to name one characteristic related to their nature, a fruitful tree that affected not only the social and economic materiality, but also their religious practices, their beliefs and customs, without any doubt at first place, is the olive tree.
The tree full of parental comfort, everyone can feel it like a blessing and safety”. (I.M. Panagiotopoulos)

The olive as a self-sown
tree – wild olive tree – first appeared in the Eastern Mediterranean that is in the region where developed some of the most ancient civilizations.
Recent archeological research in Cyclades, the heart of the Aegean, has brought to light the fossils of olive leaves, which according to the synchronic methods of chronology appear to be about 50,000 – 60,000 years old. With a few drops of oil from the oil-lamp of St Nicholas, the sailors calmed down the sea …

Insuperable source of life, the olive is present mainly in the texts of the ancient and contemporary Greek writers and poets. Writers and poets enchanted by its light and the excellent primeval stories that only it knows how to tell so nicely, praised it as they praised few trees, because they loved the olive tree very much.
Without the olive tree the Greek-Mediterranean landscape would be less rich and the Greek artists and poets would have lost one unique source of inspiration.

…if the olive groves still did not exist… I would have invented them.
(Odysseas Elytis)

The use of the olive tree and its products in the ancient rituals has determined from the very early times its symbolism as a tree that brings good to a particular place.

The precious and beloved tree of the Greeks and of other Mediterranean people, associated with the rebirth and light, it continues to be considered the God’s gift, symbol of peace, safety and fertility.
The olive oil, as the wheat and wine, constitutes a religious product in the modern society and is used in many ceremonies of the Orthodox Christian Church.
The olive flourishes almost exclusively in the basin of the Mediterranean and the way of its cultivation represents the basic factor of the ecosystem maintenance.
It lives and offers olives for centuries, cultivated in every type of soil, it loves the Mediterranean climate, it needs a minimal care and it exploits plenty of fruit, leaves and wood.
The olive contributes to the deterrence of erosion in the areas with accentuated phenomenon of desertation and constitutes a fundamental factor of growth for the regions with serious problems of employment and cohesion.

The one who eats the oil and bread and oil olive pie will not get struck by the bowshots of death.
(Cretan folk song)

The olive tree, the symbol of tranquility, fertility, and peace. Its branches has become the laurel wreathes to crown the victors of the Olympic Games and the precious juice of its fruits, the olive oil, was the award to the winners of the famous
Panathenaic Games which were held in honor of goddess Athena.
Nowadays, there are about 150,000,000 olive trees in Greece, function 2,800 olive-presses and 500,000 of families earn their living from the cultivation of olives, since in several – mostly infertile – areas the olive oil is the only income for the residents.

For millennia the presence of the olive tree in the Greek and the whole Mediterranean area, apart from the every day life and religious customs, influenced the manners and customs of the peoples that lived and live under its shade that created with the passing of the years a completely individual civilization, the Civilization of the Olive.

(Proverb:) Says an olive tree to its master: “Look after me and I will nourish you. Water
me and I will enrich you” (Mediterranean proverb)

Olive Tree uses:
Light: from the 4-th millennia B.C. until few years ago systematically, but until the present days occasionally the olive has been used as a lighting material. One liter of the olive oil lasts for burning a lamp for at least 200 hours; it’s a fact which means that still even the small lamps can service light for enough time.
Medicine: From the ancient times the oil, leaves, blossoms along with juice and cinders of the olive tree have been used for the pharmaceutical attributes. The protective attributes that the oil have for the body had been made by the ancient Greek athletes who used them as an ointment, practice already known from the soldiers and peasants of the ancient Egypt. During the Middle Ages, ‘ladi’ means oil, was the name that given to all the medicines that were prepared with the olive oil. Still, even in the modern pharmaceutics the olive oil is used primarily as a solvent for medical substances and of course it’s widely used in the folk medical practice.
Cosmetic: In Ancient Greece, it was used as a major cosmetic. The olive oil was a component of many cosmetic products that for many centuries were limited in use to the few chosen. Nowadays, the use of the cosmetic oils has expanded and it’s still used in the kernels of cosmetics.
Lubricant: In all the duration of the last century it was an essential lubricant for the normal functioning services of the ships and the factory machines.
Spice: From the ancient times the olive oil represents the most widely used and appreciated spice in the Mediterranean. The edible olives, as a foodstuff, is the basic component of the Mediterranean diet as well as the product of the golden liquid, as the French called it. The fuel material, the precious wood that burns slowly and also the core inside the wood which is the byproduct of crushing that burns for many hours without a flame producing constant heat, basically olives trees are burned only if they are oversized and too old to produce the fruit.

Wood: the tree of the olive has a very hard wood which is difficult to work up but easy to polish and it’s widely used in manufacturing different handy objects. Many such objects that have been described in the myths and legends of the Mediterranean peoples were made of the olive wood: the club of Hercules, the bed of Odysseus and the icon of goddess Athena in the Parthenon.


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