The Bible refers to olives as “the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine” (Ezekiel 47:12). And the Qur’an describes the tree as “a tree of blessings” (Qur’an 24:35).
The Mediterranean diet is the healthiest known, mostly due to an amazing ingredient packed with goodness – the olive oil. This oil contains compounds called polyphenols and it is these that scientists attribute most of olive oil’s wonderful benefits to. The most common of these polyphenols is an active ingredient called Oleuropein. However, the higher concentration of Oleuropein is not found to be in the olives themselves, but in the olive leaves!
Using modern techniques and state of the art equipment, Palolea produces olive leaf extract tablets (Paloleaf®) that contain 54mg of Oleuropein (Olive leaf extract) in each 450mg tablet – more than what you would get from half a litre of freshly pressed extra-virgin olive oil! Clinical studies have shown that this supplement helps improving cardiovascular health (lowers blood pressure, glucose level and LDL cholesterol), boosts immune system (antiviral that fights against a wide range of viruses, including common flu, hepatitis and Epstein Bar syndrome), stimulates metabolic system, acts as anticancer, antibiotic (treats a wide range of common bacterial infections, including rheumatoid conditions, as well as respiratory and digestive tract infections), and contains 400% more antioxidants than green tea or Vitamin C.
Palolea’s state-of-the-art production facility is the first of its kind in the Middle East, located in the Jericho Agro-Industrial Park in Palestine.