Olea europaea L.
Plant Family: Oleaceae
The olive is a small evergreen tree native to
Mediterranean regions, but naturalized to climates as varied as those of
Australia, California, and Texas. The well-known 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 in herbal recipes.
Dried leaves and leaf fragments.
Traditionally used as a tea, sometimes available in tea bags; also used with great success in extracts and capsules.
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a
qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products,
particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.