The leaves of the olive tree have traditionally been used since ancient times to combat high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and diabetes and for other medicinal purposes, such as rheumatism, gout, fever and to promote the body’s elimination functions.
Scientific evidence has documented the positive effects of olive leaves on blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as positive effects on blood sugar levels. Olive leaves have also been studied for their strong antimicrobial activity against virusses and bacteria, and antioxidant properties.
Benolea® intake was associated with dose-dependent decreases in blood pressure in a trial with adult twins. This study also showed a significant reduction of LDL-cholesterol. Benolea® intake had positive effects on blood lipid profiles. Benolea® intake affected the development of high blood pressure and was associated with a normalization of blood pressure.