The Effect of Olive Leaf Extract
Although inflammation is a normal defense mechanism of our body, inflammation that persists for a long time is the main cause of many diseases. Olive leaf extract reduces prolonged inflammations and can help treat the diseases caused by them.
Inflammation is a beneficial natural defense mechanism that our body has. When our knee suffers from a blow, the immune system recognizes the damaged cells and begins the healing process. Inflammation is an indication that our body is trying to heal the tissues that need care and protection.
The modern, unbalanced and unnatural way of life and diet gradually creates day by day inflammations inside our body. If our lifestyle does not give our body time to heal the damage it causes, the inflammation increases and stays longer than it needs to, and from one point and then causes more damage than benefit.
A growing body of evidence suggests that chronic inflammation causes and promotes many common diseases. By inhibiting inflammatory processes, new possibilities for the treatment of these diseases are created. (1)
If left out of control, chronic systemic inflammation can lead to autoimmune disorders and cancer. The cycle is such that people who develop cancer are at higher risk of developing secondary autoimmune disease and people who have autoimmune diseases are at risk of developing cancer.
Reduction of Inflammations
The compounds in olive leaves, such as hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, eleuropein and eleocanthal, have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. A related animal experiment showed that olive leaf compounds were able to reduce the swelling caused by inflammation. (2)
A 2014 study showed that olive leaf extract helps reduce the production of cytokines and enzymes that are indicators of inflammatory processes in diseases such as arthritis. (3)
Another 2017 study found that extract polyphenols help treat inflammatory diseases such as colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. (4)
 (2012) The inflammation theory of disease