Olive leaf extract and herpes
The mechanism of olive leaf antiviral activity is reported to include:

• An ability to interfere with critical amino acid production essential for viruses. Shown to kill oral and genital herpes virus and herpes zoster virus (shingles/chicken pox).

• As a treatment for herpes with the ability to contain viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses or by preventing virus shedding, budding, or assembly at the cell membrane.

• Ability to directly penetrate infected cells and stop the symptoms of herpes by shutting down viral replication in male & female herpes and mild herpes simplex, zoster, type 1 and type 2.


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These type of clinical experiences are consistent with a private 1993 herpes study of the six subjects. All reported symptomatic relief. Three said their lesions disappeared in 36 to 48 hours. One of them said that three days later most of the lesions were gone. The other two individuals were newly infected with the virus and were likely experiencing a much higher level of virus shedding, they reported also doing better. All six subjects said this procedure produced better results than Acyclovir, Zorvirax, L-Lysine or Valtrex, medications they had previously used.

In 1992 French biologists working at the Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, Faculte de Pharmacie in Rennes France, found that all of the herpes viruses were inhibited, killed, or cured by extracts from olive leaf. They supported their findings by citing 28 references to the virucidal qualities of oleuropein in their report.

Dr. Privitera has given olive leaf to many herpes patients. One male patient in his early 40's experienced frequent lesions along with fatigue. In a week his lesions disappeared and his energy increased. He wrote to Dr. Privitera to say that olive leaf was the only medicine that ever eliminated his herpes. "Even the most minute blisters are gone.

For thousands of years olive leaf has been the home remedy of choice for fighting all types of viruses including colds, flu, shingles and more recently as a treatment for herpes outbreaks.

Did you know that as many as 90% of us have been exposed to this viral infection? And most people who have it show no symptoms! In 1969 the research of Dr. Renis working with the Upjohn company, proved that a compound of oleuropein from the olive leaf could kill all viruses, including the herpes virus(simplex, zoster, both oral and genital), against which it was tested. The virucidal activity of oleuropein was due to its interaction with the protein coat of the virus and not with its genetic material.

You get a cold sore when your body stops producing enough of a protein molecule called Oct-2, which normally acts like a sleeping pill on the virus. 'Oct-2 production drops when your body has more important tasks to attend to, such as fighting off illness,' says Marian Nicolson, director of the Herpes Association. This explains why herpes sores often pop up when you're run-down, stressed or tired. Many virus carriers have naturally high Oct-2 levels and only get cold sores once in a blue moon, but one in five suffer severe and

Frequent outbreaks? Don't despair as there are ways to fight back. Bolster your defences, Olive leaf boosts the immune system and encourage Oct-2 production. Start off with a capsule and tea or extract daily dose and if that doesn't work add powder directly to your diet.

Your immune system is the key to combating herpes and cold sore outbreaks. Your body's natural immune system is responsible for keeping you healthy and fighting off invading pathogens, such as the Herpes virus. When the immune system is working properly you do not suffer very long from herpes, Olive leaf builds your immune system while disabling the herpes virus.


Olive leaf contains Oleurpein. When Oleuropein is taken orally it has been found to enhance immune function and in lab tests to be highly virucidal (kills viruses) including Herpes simplex type I, Herpes simplex type II, Herpes zoster,

Olive Leaf appears to have a beneficial effect on the immune system helping fight the effects of herpes I and II (oral and genital), dental infections, shingles (herpes zoster) and recurring urinary tract infections. They say you can't "cure" herpes or shingles, but we think you're doing pretty darn well if you have successfully avoided a herpes outbreak for a number of years. There are at least six active substances in natural olive leaf that work together to create resistance to pathogenic organisms.

Dr. Harold Renis, a virologist who used to work for The Upjohn Company wrote many of the articles that pertained to olive leaf at the time of testing. He stated that olive leaf has 98 constituents that can be pulled out of the raw leafs.

Dr. Renis proved that oleuropein from olive leaf extract could kill herpes virus. In 1992 French biologists found that all of the herpes viruses were inhibited or killed by olive leaf. They included 28 references to the anti-viral action of oleuropein in their report. Olive leaf extract has an ability to interfere with critical amino acid production essential for viruses. It can penetrate infected cells directly and stop viral replication.

Dr. James R. Privitera, M.D., a physician in Covina, California says "The olive leaf may be a true antiviral, inasmuch as it selectively blocks an entire virus-specific system in the infected host. It appears, moreover, to offer us healing effects that are not covered by pharmaceutical antibiotics. We believe that many people who lead stressful lives or who may be particularly susceptible to colds and viruses may benefit from long term use of olive leaf as a preventive agent."

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