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Olive leaf for Dogs, Cats, Horses and other animals
Olive leaf works by stimulating your pet’s own immune system protective cells (phagocytes) to ingest foreign invaders. Olive leaf is highly effective in eliminating microorganisms, which supports its use in almost any type of infection.

Best for Pets: Try Olive Leaf Powder mixed with food
Best for Horses and large animals: Cut leaf

General Serving Size for Pets – Use Powder up to 1 teaspoon per 40 pounds animal weight. Use 1 cup bulk loose tea leaf or whole leaf for large animals such as horses.

Flea and allergy season is here for our pets!
How olive leaf can remedy the dog days of summer


As we welcome the arrival of spring and settle in for a long summer, we often find that our animals suffer from seasonal allergies, just like their loving humans.  It is also the time of year for the fleas to return in force, and for bolstering our pets to deal with the onslaught.  Did you know that Olive Leaf is just as healthy for your dog or cat as it is for you? Olivus Bulk Olive Leaf Powder can be quickly and easily added to your pet's daily diet. Simply mix into can food, or sprinkle the powder onto dry food and shake it up.  The powder will stick to the kibbles and even the most picky eaters can enjoy the benefits of olive leaf!

Fleas are opportunistic parasites that live by feeding off the blood of other animals.  Did you know that over the counter and prescription medications are actually neurotoxins ? They are poisons that are placed in your pet's blood in order to kill the fleas when they feed. While the dosages are less than fatal, the effects of having poison in the blood in any amount are less than desirable.  It has been shown time and time again that healthy animals do not get flea infestations. A strong, healthy coat and skin will discourage fleas from attacking your animals, leaving them to lie in wait for easier prey.  We see the same phenomenon with horses, as the flies will often gather around the weakest animals, leaving the stronger members of the group in peace. Making your pet naturally flea resistant is as simple as feeding a high quality, super-premium diet, and then adding a bit of Olive Leaf Powder each day.  When used as a daily supplement, olive leaf will bolster your pets' immune system and metabolism, making them healthier, and better able to resist fleas safely, naturally, and without the use of unsafe flea powder.


Pet Product Spotlight Olive Leaf Powder

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Thinking of getting the dog his yearly cortisone shot?  Did you know that cortisone is a powerful steroid that has many bad effects on the body and overall health? Our pets, dogs in particular, use their skin to remove excess toxins from their system.  Because of this, the yearly itching and scratching that accompanies spring allergens is much the same as seasonal colds in humans.  The effect of the steroids is merely to push the issue out of sight by driving the toxins deeper into the body.   Would you take a steroid shot to treat a cold yourself?  Olive leaf can work wonders in easing these annoying symptoms without resorting to heavy handed methods that can manifest into larger problems down the road.  Olive leaf dramatically increases the function of the immune system, as well as acting as a natural antibiotic to allow your pets to deal with allergies in a safe, natural and effective manner.  No side effects, and no danger of damage to internal organs.  Simply add Olive Leaf Powder to your pets' wet or dry food and say goodbye to annoying scratching!News Item: Following a two month trial on 100 race horses in South Korea Olive Leaf extract could soon be used as a standard dietary supplement for many horses across the country. “The trainers have reported that the horses on Olive Leaf have been healthier. They mixed OLE with the horse feed in an effort to keep their heavily-trained horses in peak condition.Olive Leaf for Horses by Meadowsweet Acres herbs for Horses

I have done quite a bit of research on Olive leaf for horses and this was prompted by one of my customers in search of a cure for her EPM horse! So, I hit the books. Most of the following information has come from several different books, most notably "Olive Leaf Extract" by Dr. Morton Walker, and "Olive Leaf Extract" by Jack Ritchason ND, and "A Modern Herbal" by Mrs. Grieve, the bible of all herbals !

Basically, I had to weed through a lot of unsubstantiated evidence and try to find some useful information. It appears that we are currently under attack my "superbugs". Because of immune system degradation amount ourselves and our horses, we are suffering from often inexplicable and unexplainable afflictions brought on by certain disease-producing microorganisms. Viruses such as Epstein-Barr, but most especially are the retroviruses, such as HIV.

Antibiotic resistant bacteria, which in some cases actually thrive on synthetic drugs developed by drug companies to kill or suppress them. Yeast's and other fungi which produce canditoxin and other microtoxins responsible for yeast syndrome and Chronic Fatigue syndrome. Parasites, both as protozoa and helminthic worms which are the sources of serious diarrheal diseases and constitute the greatest single cause of sickness and death for humankind.

Historical Use of Olive Leaf Extract ...
Olive leaf had been used for medicinal purposes since the time of the ancient Egyptians. In their culture, olive leaf was regarded as a symbol of power. They used the oils of the leaf as part of their mummification rituals on their kings. Late in the 19th century, scientists were finally able to isolate one of Olive Leaf's active chemical constituents, a phenolic compound, which they called Oleuropein. Most researchers considered this component to be most responsible for olive leafs therapeutic abilities. As research continued, scientists from Netherlands were able to isolate the active ingredient in oleuropein, a substance later called elenolic acid. It was found that elenolic acid could fight viruses. In addition, there was other interest in another form of elenolic acid, calcium elenolate and its therapeutic capabilities. Lab tests showed that calcium elenolate was able to fight viruses, bacteria and parasitic infections.

Anti Parasitic Properties
The somewhat acidifying olive leaf extract is excellent as a treatment for patients suffering with parasites, whose toxins cause them to be alkaline. Olive leaf appears to be one of the best natural products working effectively as a parasiticide, according to Dr. Timothy Ray. Protozoa, are nothing more than microparasites like viruses and bacteria, represent single cell animal organisms. According to Dr. Morton Walkers book, Malaria caused by the protozoan Plasmodium falciparum, has been treated successfully with Olive leaf extract. But , alas, malaria is carried in the blood, whereas EPM protozoan is carried from the blood into the spinal cord . Can olive leaf reach the spinal cord and help rid the horse of the EPM protozoan.?? We don't know yet.

In conclusion There is a bit of a difference between whole olive leaf and Olive Leaf extract. One is the price ! Olive leaf extract on the other hand can cost up to $500 per kilo, I have found it for around $125 per kilo wholesale. Instead you can feed Olive leaf powder , or whole olive leaf to the horse.

The major research companies claim that the olive leaf extract has a special compounding procedure that enables it to not attach itself to blood proteins when introduced into the body. This process of attachment basically rendered it useless. The only ones CLAMING to have developed this special compound procedure is the research company that sells the Olive leaf extract for $500 per kilo. {surprised?-I don't think so!} Since there is very little to no FDA regulatory involvement, these research centers can make any claims they want. So buyer must beware! I do love olive leaf extract. Its a wonderful infection fighter, yeast fight,
fungal fighter, bacterial fighter etc. I have been taking it for years now and I haven't been sick in years. (except for local aches and pains due to aging and riding horses.

Olive leaf contains Oleuropein. Olive leaf extract is actually the oleuropein and concentrated to make it stronger. Stronger isn't always better. There are synergistic components in olive leaf extract. An extract with a pretty good concentration of oleuropein would be effective, but more isn't always better. An increase in the concentration of one component of the olive leaf extract will effect the other components. If you have extract with a concentration of 99% oleuropein,then you would 1% or less of the other synergistic ingredients needed to really make olive leaf work. While there are many products on the shelves that claim to have higher than 6% concentration, 6% has been found to be very effective and makes a balanced blend without loosing its effectiveness.

There are many good olive leaf extract products available in this country. Olivus is a good product, but I found Life-flo, Natrol and many others do make a wonderful Olive leaf extract as well. For horses, I supply whole olive leaf and olive leaf powder which is much easier to feed. This is the actually plant leaf and NOT an extract. Since this olive leaf is in its "natural state" and not a concentration it will be safer to feed. Pure oleuropein extract maybe too strong to feed to an equine, though I found that the whole plant leaf (and/or powder) can be feed without a problem, though it is a bitter.

Equines do NOT have our digestive systems, and it shouldn't be assumed that just because a human can take a certain product or herb that it would safe to give to our horses. You and I can handle a much wider range of plant material and dosages than our equine friends. A classic example of this is the use of quinine for treating Malaria. Quinine has been the med of choice for years in treating several protozoan type diseases but it can NOT be used in horses due to its strong properties and causing severe gastro-intestinal upset. Same is true for Cinchona bark and treating EPM. Sure it will work, and several herbalists have attempted it, but the horses have colic'd and/or needed to be given a "Maalox" type product to protect the stomach. A better choice for the equine would be Pau D'arco tree bark. The true Pau D'arco tree bark contains chemical constituents that are safe for equines and also have protozoan fighting properties as well. I like giving both Olive leaf powder and Pau D'arco tree bark powder to the EPM horse.

Meadowsweet Acres herbs makes no claims to the validity of the above statements and has no connection to any Olive leaf manufacturers or associates.