Yesterday, we introduced you to olive leaf extract as a herb that helps fight osteoporosis . As we mentioned, that study also showed that olive leaf extract is good for your heart because it improved cholesterol and triglycerides. Well, prior research shows that olive leaf extract is even better for your heart than drugs. . . .

A double-blind study gave either 500mg of olive leaf extract twice a day or the drug captopril to people with high blood pressure. After eight weeks, both groups had significant improvements in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and there was no significant difference between the effectiveness of the herb and the drug. But the herb was superior because it also significantly reduced triglycerides, while the drug did not.

So olive leaf extract is a not only good for your bones, it is a very promising herb for your heart.

Phytomed 2011;18:251-8

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