Re: Olive leaf extract
- Apparently we here @ PFAF aren't the only ones with a keen interest in Olive leaf extract:
Assessment of Anti-inflammatory and Antinociceptive Activities of Olea europaea L.
J Med Food. 2010 Feb 4;
Authors: Süntar IP, Akkol EK, Baykal T
Abstract Leaves and fruits of Olea europaea L. (Family Oleaceae) are used for the treatment of various kinds of diseases, i.e., rheumatism and hemorrhoids, and as a vasodilator in vascular disorders for ages in folk medicine. In order to evaluate this information, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of the ethanolic and n-hexane extracts prepared from the fruits of O. europaea were investigated. For the anti-inflammatory activity, the carrageenan-induced hind paw edema and acetic acid-induced increased capillary permeability models were used, whereas for the antinociceptive activity, the p-benzoquinone-induced writhing and hot plate tests in mice were used. The results revealed that the ethanolic extract did not show a significant anti-inflammatory or analgesic activity, whereas the n-hexane extract displayed 12.7-27.8% inhibition on the carrageenan-induced hind paw edema model at the 400 mg/kg dose, without inducing any apparent acute toxicity as well as gastric damage. Further studies are warranted to define and isolate the active anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive components from this plant, which may yield safe and effective agents to be used in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
PMID: 20132039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "CatLoveMama" <beitharmony@...> wrote:
> What would be the best way to extract the essence from the olive leaf?
> I'd like to start using this protocol for health reasons and have some organic leaves. My googling hasn't returned any useful methods. Can you help?
> Thank you,
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