In the News: Olive Leaf Extract Lowers Blood Pressure

| 3/9/2011 12:34:56 PM

K.PriebeOlive (Olea europaea) leaf extract may be as effective in treating high-blood pressure as common medication.

According to a study published in Phytomedicine, an international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology, olive leaf extract was proven effective in lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressures in people with stage-1 hypertension. A dosage of 500 mg, taken twice daily, showed to be effective. Participants who were taking the olive leaf extract had a reduction of triglyceride levels.

Read more from this AHPA Science Alert.

Olive leaf extract is a popular health tonic and powerful antioxidant. To get your daily dose of olive leaf extract, try Barlean's Organic Oils blend. Olive leaf also supports the immune system and improves seasonal wellness. Barlean's recommends taking one tablespoon of their complex once a day. 

Olive Tree Leaf
Olive tree leaves can help lower blood pressure.
Photo by Monica Arellano-Ongpin/Courtesy Flickr

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