The olive’s fruit and tree are typical of the Mediterranean region. Species like lilacs and jasmine also belong to this plant family.
Olive leaf and fruit are used to fight many diseases. The leaf is known to prevent stroke, hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other diseases. It is also used as a protection of the cardiovascular and the immune system.
Olive leaves are used as a cure for malaria, Candida, meningitis, encephalitis, influenza, human herpes virus 6 and 7, hepatitis B, pneumonia, common cold, Epstein Barr virus.
It is also used for its antioxidant, antiseptic and astringent properties.
Based on researches, it was proved that Mediterranean diet prevents many diseases linked to aging. Olive oil is the main ingredient of this diet.