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Olive (Olea europaea)

Olive (Olea europaea)

(Olea europaea)

Use(s) or Purpose(s)

  • Orally, olive leaf is used for treatment hypertension, diabetes, allergic rhinitis, improving renal and digestive function, and as a diuretic and antipyretic.

Risks Information

Caution(s) and Warning(s)
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Theoretically, concomitant use with olive might enhance blood glucose lowering effects. Monitor blood glucose levels closely. Some antidiabetes drugs include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), and others.
Theoretically, concomitant use with olive may enhance blood pressure-lowering effects.
HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS WITH HYPOGLYCEMIC POTENTIAL: Theoretically, olive leaf might have additive effects with herbs that decrease blood glucose level. Herbs with hypoglycemic potential include devil's claw, fenugreek, garlic, guar gum, horse chestnut, Panax ginseng, psyllium, and Siberian ginseng. 
HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS WITH HYPOTENSIVE EFFECTS: Olive is thought to have hypotensive effects. Theoretically, combining olive with other herbs or supplements with hypotensive effects might increase the risk of hypotension. Some of these herbs and supplements include andrographis, casein peptides, cat's claw, coenzyme Q-10, fish oil, L-arginine, lycium, stinging nettle, theanine, and others.
BLOOD PRESSURE: Olive might reduce blood pressure and blood pressure readings.
CALCIUM: Olive leaf might reduce serum calcium levels and test results.
GLUCOSE: Olive leaf might reduce blood glucose levels and test results.
DIABETES: Olive leaf might lower blood glucose. Monitor glucose levels and adjust therapy accordingly.

Known Adverse Reaction(s)
Orally, olive oil is well-tolerated. Olive leaf and fruit pulp have not been associated with significant adverse effects in clinical studies.
Topically, delayed hypersensitivity and contact dermatitis have been reported after using olive oil. Olive tree pollen can cause seasonal respiratory allergy.


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References :
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.
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