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Olive tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon
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OLIVE TEA

The olive tree is a small tree, native to the eastern Mediterranean Sea, it bears the olive as a fruit, from which oil can be taken (a process learned by men since the end of the Neolithic period). This oil is mainly used in food, but it can also be used as fuel, which is why the olive tree has become a popular tree for many peoples.

The Minoan civilization cultivated the plant and then practiced the olive oil trade , which prospered quickly. The Greeks obtained from olive tree cultivation techniques (probably inherited from the Minoan civilization) and also discovered the medicinal power of the leaf, thus relating the plant to meanings of strength and life and considering it as a symbol of divinity.

Modern researches were able to affirm the medicinal properties of the olive tree leaf, which is able to contribute to the prevention of diseases, therefore, it can be used as an antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiparasitic.

Pharmaceutical and food companies have strongly included the use of olive leaf in the production of medicines, vitamins and oils in general. The benefits brought by the leaf are numerous and among them are: detoxification of the body, as the leaf contributes to the elimination of toxins and prevention of the problem of high blood pressure.

Olive leaf is also used as the main ingredient in tea making, which is commonly used in weight-loss diets to promote weight reduction. But due to its numerous properties other benefits can be obtained from the consumption of this tea .

Benefits

  • Olive leaves are rich in mineral concentrations such as potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, copper and zinc. These minerals are free radical fighters and thus act in the body with an invigorating action;
  • They act on the skin, Preventing premature aging and stimulating fat elimination metabolism (called the thermogenic effect);
  • Prevents high blood pressure ;
  • Detoxifies the body ;
  • Relieves symptoms of tiredness, fatigue and stress;
  • Minimizes constipation, due to its high concentration of fiber that enhances your digestive power.

olive leaf tea recipe

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Ingredients:

– 1 liter of water

– A tablespoon full of olive leaves (preferably those already crushed)

Way of doing:

– Boil a liter of water in a non-aluminum pan;

– When it is boiling, pour the leaves into the water;

– Let it boil for another minute, then remove the pan from the heat and let it cool;

– Strain the tea and it will be ready to drink.

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