Olive leaf side effects are nothing more than the body trying to throw off the toxins that are already in your body. Although this plant extract is new to modern herbal remedies the truth is that it has been around for millennia.
Using the olive plant for its oil and leaves has been going on for thousands of years. It is a plant that is indigenous to the Mediterranean and it was the first plant to be mentioned by name in the bible; after the floods had subsided from the earth a dove came back bearing an olive branch in its beak.
This plant has a special chemical compound that is responsible for its great healing powers. This compound is known as oleuropein and is capable of fighting many bacterial diseases. It was a favourite treatment for Brittons who had been living in foreign colonies in the 18th century and it has been associated with treating the following diseases:
flu, the common cold
meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
encephalitis, herpes, shingles
pneumonia and many other conditions.