Is olive leaf extract for herpes one of the best home remedies for genital herpes or just another hyped up marketing ploy aimed to lure us into buying another pie-in-the-sky treatment?
Over the past several months many of the readers of my website and of our monthly newsletter have written in and asking about this new herpes home remedy that is being touted on various websites and message boards throughout our community. It's by far the most talked about topic and everyone wants to know what's so great about the newest all natural herpes treatment
Couple this and the ever growing segments of the population desperately looking for more information about treating herpes outbreaks naturally without the need of using expensive antiviral medications. So of which, really don't have any proof that taking them over the long term is safe for our bodies. Since herpes is a life long journey we want to know if there are any safe and effective treatment alternatives that we can use not just to treat outbreaks but to help us prevent them too.
Well, thanks to some new research those of us who suffer from herpes
outbreaks may have a new alternative to antiviral medications.
The new breakthrough is called olive leaf extract. The olive leaf is a leaf from the olive tree and it's native to the Mediterranean region of the world and is probably best known for it's ancient times medical properties. It's leaves are dusty green on top and silvery-white underneath. They are narrow and elongated.
The olive leaf was the first plant mentioned in the Bible. Specifically in, Ezekiel 47:12, "The fruit thereof shall be the leaf thereof for medicine".
Documented proof that it was used can be found dating back to Ancient Egyptians where they viewed the olive leaf as a symbol of "Heavenly Power" and thus used it in the mummification process of their royalty. Greeks and other cultures also used it as a folk remedy to heal various fevers.
In the last century, olive leaf extracts have been studied in both animals and humans and found to exhibit strong antiviral and other antimicrobial properties against viruses, parasites and even yeast. It has also been discovered to have numerous cardiovascular benefits as well as strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
Back in 2007, researchers from Australia found that the olive leaf had more than twice the amount of radical scavenging activity than that of green tea and milk thistle. In fact, it contained the highest levels of any of the other 55 herbs that were studied.
The primary active ingredients of olive leaf extract that is beneficial to people who have herpes is elenolic acid and calcium elenolate (the leaf's salt). Although these ingredients can be found in other parts of the tree, the concentrations are greater in it's leaves.
In 1969, researchers found and demonstrated that olive leaf extract has powerful antiviral properties of numerous viruses including herpes simplex. The most astonishing fact was that nearly all of the viruses studies were inactivated when they were exposed to calcium elenolate.
Another exciting finding was that the use of olive leaf extract for herpes prevented viral infections by inhibiting and interfering with critical amino acid production and stopping viral shedding. It also prevents the assembly of the virus at the cell membrane; the ability to directly penetrate
infected cells and stop viral replication.
Prevent infections by taking a daily dose of between 500 and 1000 mg a day. You can also take olive leaf extract in combination with other herpes-fighting supplements for additional protection.
If you currently have a visible outbreak of herpes, you should increase your dose to kill the virus and keep it from spreading. Take between 500 and 1500 mg of olive leaf extract every 6 hours until the viruses is gone. Adjust your dose according to the severity of your infection.
As you can see from my own research on olive leaf extract for herpes that it has all the qualities to be an extremely effective treatment for the herpes simplex virus. I've read many success stories where people are using it not only to treat active outbreaks but also to prevent outbreaks.
After doing my own research I know that it has my attention and is definately worth trying.
As with anything else related to herpes treatments you should try a variety of different methods. Some will work while others will not. Conduct your own research and see if you think olive leaf extract is right for you.
You can buy Olive Leaf Extract at higher end stores that sell supplements and vitamens or you can buy
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