Olive leaf extract…. is it a silver bullet this cold season?

As the winter months approach, so does the cold and flu season!  Our immune system can go into overdrive, and we can start to feel run down.

Olive leaf extract is one of our favorite natural remedies, and has been shown to be an effective natural immune support supplement which has been used for thousands of years.  Those that live in the Mediterranean region have long used olive tree leaves as part of their diet and traditional medicine.

It has amazing anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties to help us combat those nasty bugs! There are also emerging studies showing it can help reduce hypertension and have beneficial cardiovascular effects.

Olive leaf extract works to relieve coughs, colds, sore throats and to help to reduce fevers.  It may also help us combat and fight the flu virus.  Not only can it assist our immune system, it may also have the following extra benefits:

*improving cardiovascular health

*lowering cholesterol

*lowering blood pressure.

*reducing inflammation and arthritic pains

If you would like a natural alternative, and something that may boost your immune system this winter for common colds and aches, and possibly the flu virus, we recommend you give this a go, just like our ancestors have done for hundreds of years!

*always check with your pharmacist/GP/osteopath if this is appropriate for you.

Shane Heslop

Nunawading Osteopath



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