What is it?
Olive leaf might lower blood pressure. Olive fruit might also be able to kill microbes, such as bacteria and fungus.
People use olive for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its uses.
Don't confuse olive with olive oil, the oil from olive fruit. These are not the same.
How effective is it?
There is interest in using olive for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
Is it safe?
Special precautions & warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Olive fruits are commonly consumed as food. There isn't enough reliable information to know if olive is safe to use as medicine when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
Are there interactions with medications?
- It is not known if this product interacts with any medicines.
Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.
Are there interactions with herbs and supplements?
- There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.
Are there interactions with foods?
- There are no known interactions with foods.
How is it typically used?
To learn more about how this article was written, please see the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database methodology.
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