Olives are widely grown throughout the whole world, and they are mainly used for culinary purposes. It is interesting that they have been used in culinary and medicinal purposes since ancient times, and it is thought that they have powerful healing properties and the ability to cure flu, herpes, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, pneumonia, hepatitis B and meningitis. What makes them so useful is a chemical compound called oleuropein.
Oleuropein acts as an anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial agent, which makes it highly effective antiseptic.
Tea made from olive leaves is great against a number of health issues:
– Stomach Ulcers
– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
– Hepatitis B
In addition, this tea will also help you raise your energy levels and it will boost your immune system. You can drink it when you’re feeling stressed and you want to relax, and its excellent for use after a chemo treatment
15-20 dried olive leaves
2-3dl boiling water
Leaves should be collected in the Spring and dried outside. When they have thoroughly dried out, put them in a jar and keep them in a cool place. You will need 15-20 leaves for this tea.
Put the leaves in boiling water for 10 minutes . After that let the tea cool off for 15 minutes and add lemon juice and honey if you want to enrich the taste. Drink the tea for several consecutive weeks and you will feel all its advantages.