Olive Leaf

Olive oil is well known for its flavor and health benefits but the leaf has been used medicinally as well.

Organic Olive Leaves

No chemicals are used on these leaves.

Since we have so many organic leaves on Finca La Capellania during the harvest, I thought I’d search around the web to see what I can learn and I found the following on wikipedia.org:

 A liquid extract made directly from fresh olive leaves recently gained international attention when it was shown to have an antioxidant capacity almost double green tea extract and 400% higher than vitamin C. Bioassays support its antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory effects at a laboratory level.

Olive leaf extract (OLE) is made from ground-up olive leaf then brewed into a liquid. Some people just put the ground-up powder into capsule or pill form. And others combined the extract with olive oil and/or other oils to make soap and skin creams.

As I said earlier, our olive oil comes from organic olive trees where absolutely no chemicals are used on the trees, fruits or the soil. So if you’d like to get your hands on these hard to find leaves, we have a lot of them. In the mean time I am still trying to learn if the jack and jenny ass eats olive leaves or not.

Jenny Ass And Baby

There must be jack ass somewhere around the estate because this jenny has a baby…

2 thoughts on “Olive Leaf

  1. Isn’t there a way to use these leaves? My thought is whatever is in the olive oil that’s good for us must also be in the leaves.

  2. I was looking around the web a few years ago and I found a recipe for making organic olive leaf extract. Now I don’t know what amount to drink for sure but I drink mine as I would tea. Anyway I thought I’d share the recipe with you. Here is how to make olive leaf extract.

    You’ll Need the following:
    * 250 grams of organic olive leaves
    * 3.5 liters of water
    * Crockpot
    * Cooking thermometer
    * Glass or stainless container with lid

    1. – Put the olive leaves and water in the Crockpot and put the heat on low – use the cooking thermometer to measure the temperature to about 83 degrees Celsius.
    2. – After the Crockpot reaches its temperature, cover and simmer for 12 hours. Check ever once in a while to be sure the water level is where it should be.
    3. – After 12 hours turn off Crockpot and cool olive leaf extract for 3 or 4 hours.
    4. – Pour olive leaf extract into the glass or stainless container, seal and refrigerate.

    There you have it!

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