Among the trees that are widespread in the Mediterranean environment there is certainly one that occupies a particular place. Well known for its fruits from which a very delicious oil is obtained, perhaps less for other characteristics. Indeed, the leaf of this centuries-old and miraculous plant is enough to revive health and strength in our body.
A centuries-old plant and its fruits
The olive tree is known by all as a centuries-old plant. In the Middle Eastern belt, where it probably originates, there are millenary olive trees that date even beyond the time in which Jesus himself lived. These characteristics of strength and longevity are due to his tenacity and strength.
The trunk of the olive tree is immediately noticeable because it has a very hard wood that usually twists as it grows, and its leaves are very persistent. A leaf lives on average three years and in case of drought it can give the plant more than half of the water it contains. In Bach flowers, the essence of olive flowers is indicated to restore physical and mental strength, which effectively reflects the potential of the tree.
It is useless to describe the great properties that derive from cold-pressed olives, with extra virgin olive oil, a renowned product used all over the world.
The leaf of this centuries-old and miraculous plant is enough to revive health and strength in our body
Of this portentous tree not only its fruits, but also the leaves have something special to give to man. According to a study by the University of Salerno, olive leaves contain a substance of great biological interest for science. In fact, oleuropein is a hypotensive with the ability to regulate pressure, coronary dilation and cardiac arrhythmia. It also boosts the immune system in the fight against viruses and bacteria.
The decoction of the olive leaf is thus indicated to regulate blood pressure, against cholesterol and blood clots. Let’s see how it is possible to prepare a decoction of olive leaves.
How to prepare a decoction
We put a liter of water on the fire, in which we pour 50 grams of dried olive leaves. Once boiled, it is turned off and left to infuse for 20 minutes.
This infusion will be able to transmit to our organism the particular properties of this strong and generous tree.