Sunday, October 19, 2008

Olive Leaf - Hypertension

A study shows olive leaf extract is effective in lowering blood pressure. The ancient Egyptians revered the leaves. Ancient Greeks used them to clean wounds. The olive leaf is even mentioned in the Bible for its purported healing properties.

So it's no wonder that scientists today are looking at ways to use olive leaf, specifically for one of modern society's biggest and sneakiest health problems -- high blood pressure.

Germany and Switzerland have looked at how sets of identical human twins with borderline hypertension responded to taking olive leaf extract. Identical twins were used to help keep the data consistent, because genetic differences can make people respond differently to the same treatments.

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