Bragg® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made from 100% organically grown Greek Olives that continually provide the best quality and flavor. Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a delicious, smooth body with a light aftertaste. It adds the finest flavor and aroma to salads, vegetables, pastas, pestos, sauces, sautés, potatoes and most foods – even popcorn. In 400 B.C. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used and wrote about the great benefits of olive oil.

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Serving Size 1 tbsp
Servings Per Container 32

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Add to salads, vegetables, pastas, pestos, sauces, sautes, potatoes and most foods even popcorn for finest flavor and aroma.

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Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Hypertension
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Olive leaf has been used traditionally to treat people with hypertension. In animal studies a constituent of olive leaf has decreased blood pressure and dilated arteries surrounding the heart when given by injection. (more)
Osteoarthritis
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In a double-blind trial, people with osteoarthritis of the knee had a significant improvement in their pain after taking olive leaf extract.(more)
Type 2 Diabetes
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Olive leaf extracts have been used experimentally to lower high blood sugar in diabetic animals.(more)
Type 1 Diabetes
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Olive leaf extracts have been used experimentally to lower high blood sugar in diabetic animals(more)
Infection
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Olive leaf is an herb that directly attack microbes.(more)
Hypertension
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In animal studies oleuropein, one of the constituents of olive leaf, has decreased blood pressure and dilated arteries surrounding the heart, when given by injection or intravenously.1 Olive leaf has been used traditionally to treat people with hypertension,2 In a double-blind trial, the blood pressure-lowering effect of an extract of olive leaf was nearly as great as that of captopril, a drug used to treat hypertension. The olive leaf extract used in the study was EFLA 943, and the amount given was 500 mg twice a day for 8 weeks.3

References

1. Petkov V, Manolov P. Pharmacological analysis of the iridoid oleuropein. Arzneimittelforschung 1972;22:1476-86.

2. Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Gothenburg, Sweden: AB Arcancum, 1988, 160-1.

3. Susalit E, Agus N, Effendi I, et al. Olive (Olea europaea) leaf extract effective in patients with stage-1 hypertension: comparison with Captopril. Phytomedicine 2011;18:251-4.

Osteoarthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructionsHydroxytyrosol, a phenolic compound present in olive leaf and extra-virgin olive oil, has anti-inflammatory activity. In a double-blind trial, treatment with 50 mg per day of olive leaf extract (providing 10 mg per day of hydroxytyrosol) for 4 weeks significantly improved pain, compared with a placebo, in people with osteoarthritis of the knee.1
References

1. Takeda R, Koike T, Taniguchi I, Tanaka K. Double-blind placebo-controlled trial of hydroxytyrosol of Olea europaea on pain in gonarthrosis. Phytomedicine 2013;20:861?64.

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructionsOlive leaf extracts have been used experimentally to lower elevated blood-sugar levels in diabetic animals.1 These results have not been reproduced in human clinical trials.
References

1. Peirce A. Practical Guide to Natural Medicines. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1999, 469-71.

Type 1 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructionsOlive leaf extracts have been used experimentally to lower elevated blood-sugar levels in diabetic animals.1 These results have not been reproduced in human clinical trials.
References

1. Peirce A. Practical Guide to Natural Medicines. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1999, 469-71.

Infection
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Herbs that directly attack microbes include the following: chaparral, eucalyptus, garlic, green tea, lemon balm (antiviral), lomatium, myrrh, olive leaf, onion, oregano, pau d'arco (antifungal), rosemary, sage, sandalwood, St. John's wort, tea tree oil, thyme, and usnea.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Olive is a small evergreen tree native to Mediterranean regions. The characteristic green to blue-black fruit of this tree yields a useful, edible oil. Both the oil and the dried green-grayish colored leaves are used medicinally.1, 2

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