January 23, 2010 at 6:14 am #251201
hi all you knowelagable people
Does any one know how to get the olive leaf extract from the common olive tree. not sure if to make a tea from fresh leaves or dry the leaves or ????:shrug:
I have heard it to be very good for a number of things, thought I might use my own leaves as we use no chemical sprays and the tree is healthy and bears lots of fruit.January 23, 2010 at 8:45 am #451380GgangMember
we thought just make a tea – only trouble is now our olive trees died 😆
AnneJanuary 23, 2010 at 9:54 am #451381RoseBuddMember
Tea sound good I think you would have to let it brew for a while so, because of the hardness of the leaf, we bought some olive leaf extract from S.A.by mail order before ,it was sweet and bitter but palatable. and expensive. We are trying to find some sort of press to extract the oil , but they are not easy to come by. Sorry not much help to you at the momentJanuary 23, 2010 at 10:03 am #451382zippyMember
what about blending them up with some water in a food processor and then sticking through a wheat grass juicer?
does that sound totally dumb?? On our bottle it emphasizes it being FRESH.
:shrug:January 23, 2010 at 10:09 am #451383CeresMember
You need a jar of vodka, smoosh the leaves up a bit and leave them in the vodka in a dark place, agitate it every now and then, leave it for a month or so and you have OLE.January 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm #451384
thans for all the good sugestions, tea is good, but i foud i had to poun the leaves in a morta and pastel as just cutting them didnt release enough juce.dont know if its getting the goodnes out, maybe ceres your idea (although havent tried yet) makes a lot of sense at least if will feel like its doing me good. I will keep you informed on progress :metal:January 25, 2010 at 10:52 pm #451385WombatMember
You need a jar of vodka, smoosh the leaves up a bit and leave them in the vodka in a dark place, agitate it every now and then, leave it for a month or so and you have OLE.
Maybe have a bottle of leaves, and a bottle of vodka, after a month throw away the leaves and just drink the vodka!;)
Nev (sorry:lol: )January 25, 2010 at 11:35 pm #451386peppiereMember
Found this on the internet, not sure how the smiley got in there I just copied and pasted.
How to Make Olive Leaf Extract
By Dena E. Bolton
We all know that olive oil is one of the good oils. It helps to actually lower your bad cholesterol levels and raise the good. However, did you know that olive leaf extract is purported to have numerous health benefits as well? Olive leaf extract contains oleuropein, which is metabolized into elenolic acid—which has antimicrobial properties—by the digestive system. Health-care professionals are starting to see the promise in olive leaf extract as a treatment for common ailments, such as colds and flu, as well as certain chronic ailments, such as sinus infections. You can make your own olive leaf extract, using olive leaves from your own tree or by ordering them from various websites.
Difficulty: EasyInstructionsThings You’ll Need:
8 oz. of olive leaves
1 gallon of water
Glass container with lid
Step 1Put 8 oz. of olive leaves and pour 1 gallon of water into your crock-pot. Turn the heat on “low.” (You want the heat to be around 175-185 degrees Fahrenheit. Because crock-pots can differ, use the cooking thermometer to check the heat after the crock-pot has warmed. Adjust the settings accordingly and test again after the crock-pot has had time to reach the new temperature. This can take around 15 minutes.)
Step 2After the crock-pot has achieved the correct temperature, cover the mixture and allow it to simmer for 12 hours. Periodically check the water level and add a little more water if needed.
Step 3After 12 hours, turn off the crock-pot. Allow the olive leaf extract to cool for five to six hours.
Step 4Pour the finished extract into a glass container, seal and store in your refrigerator.
Tips & Warnings
Drink Â½ cup of the extract two to three times daily. Olive leaf extract is especially good for daily use by people who are susceptible to colds and flu due to extreme stress.Some people may exhibit detoxification symptoms, including diarrhea, headaches, muscle and joint pains and fatigue. Discontinue use for a few days if these symptoms occur and then start again by drinking less of the extract. Consult your health-care professional or a certified herbalist before using.January 26, 2010 at 1:39 am #451387weaverMember
Drink Â½ cup of the extract two to three times daily
The extract you buy in health food shops tastes absolutely disgustingly foul and I cant imagine being able to drink half a cup 3 times per day. It would certainly be good for weight loss if everytime you wanted to eat something yummy you first had to down some olive leaf extract:rip::rip::@January 26, 2010 at 2:13 am #451388peppiereMember
So true, its absolutely digusting, can’t imagine trying to drink 1/2 a cup of the stuff, yuk!!!January 28, 2010 at 12:27 am #451389
wow thank you :tup: that is a briliant formila, I am going to try making it today. The tea is also unplesant to taste this way its made and of consistant strenght.
will keep you updated on the usefulness and drinkability of the home made OLE. :wave:
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