100-150 fresh olive leaves
Note: if you use dried leaves, you need third of this amount. You need to clean the leaves with baking soda before preparation.
Put the leaves with the water to boil, then let them simmer for 15minutes. Strain the mixture and store the liquid in glass bottles. Keep the mixture in the fridge.
Take one teaspoon three times a day before meals. If the taste and aroma are too strong, you can dilute it in water or add lemon juice.
Olive leaves had been used for centuries by many people to cure different kinds of illnesses and diseases. Because of the antibacterial properties they had fought candida, HIV, hepatitis B, meningitis, influenza, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, shingles, fatigue, malaria, tuberculosis and ear infections. They can also reverse atherosclerosis.
Oleuropein, the substance that gives the olives the bitter taste is the responsible for these properties. It is a strong antioxidant.
Here is a list of all the benefits of using this oil:
1. Lowers blood pressure
2. Improves cardiovascular health
3. Fights diabetes
4. Reduces risk of cancer
5. Improves the brain function
6. Treats arthritis
7. Kills bacteria and fungi
8. Improves immune system
9. Protects skin