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Olive Leaf Extract for Kids

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author image Tara Thackeray
Based in Boulder City, Nev., Tara Thackeray began writing in 2008 for a national law review website. Her work has been published on the BARBRI website and she also contributes humorous articles on her blog. Thackeray holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Arizona State University.
Olive Leaf Extract for Kids
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Olive leaf extract benefits children since it has properties that fight viruses, fungi and even some mood disorders. Its healing powers have been used for years and it continues to help children in today’s society. Obtained by pouring water over an olive leaf, the medicine now comes in a supplement or salve form. It is best to consult a doctor before using an alternative medicine.

Olive Leaf

According to James Privitera, M.D., the olive leaf was mentioned in the Bible. Throughout history, its medicinal properties have been recognized and used, especially in Europe. The olive leaf has an antibacterial compound, which fights many illnesses caused by bacteria. According to True Parenting, the main ingredient in olive leaf is the phytochemical oleuropein. This element breaks down into elenolic acid, which is antibacterial and thus fights bacterial infection.

Salve

This product can be applied topically to fight infection when a child has an open wound. Its antibacterial properties help heal the soar and rebuild the damaged skin. The salve acts as an astringent for common cuts and it is beneficial for scrapes, burns and even diaper rash.

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Flu and Cold

According to James Privitera, olive leaf extract fights the viruses that cause a flu or cold in children. It does so by obstructing the amino acid production that allows viruses to spread in the body. Additionally, it prevents the viruses from attaching to the cells and multiplying. Also, it activates the immune system so that it can fight and defeat the virus.

Pinkeye

KidsHealth.org cites that pinkeye is an irritation of the membrane that protects the white portion of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. This infection can be caused by either a virus or bacteria. According to True Parenting, this common childhood illness can be treated with olive leaf extract since it can fight the infection.

Autism

Barrie Silverberg in “The Autism and ADHD Diet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Hope and Healing by Living” cites that autism can be attributed to an overabundance of gluten and casein in the diet. These products can effect and change the energy and mood in your child. One way to allow a child’s body to relieve itself of excess gluten and casein is to take olive leaf extract.

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