Olive leaves come from the olive tree also known as Olea Europaea.
Most of the olives leaves’ known medicinal value including affects on cancer come from the leaf’s natural flavor and extract that have various anti-inflammatory, antibacterial antioxidant and anti-fungal properties.
A few of the clinically active compounds in olive leaf include oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, oleocantathal, polyphenols, falavanoids, tacotrienols, isoprenoids, pycnogenols, carotenoids and glucosinolates.
It can be taken as liquid tea, tablets or capsules.
Alternative medicine use the olive leaf extracts as an anti pathogen therapy that brings to close development bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
Some of its anti pathogen qualities are often used for curing flu and colds, herpes, yeast infection, shingles and Epstein-Barr disease.
Its antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties on the other hand can remove bad cholesterol and lower blood pressure, thereby help in management of cardiovascular conditions.
Meanwhile some studies report that its antioxidant qualities can reverse liver, breast and prostate cancer tumors.