The olive tree is a medicinal plant that is part of the family Oleaceae. This species has a thick trunk rather irregularly. The name that corresponds to the binomial tree olive tree is the Olea europea. The leaves of olive trees are irregular in shape and pointed ends. Olive flowers are white and small size.
The flowering season occurs in late winter and early spring . When making the olive harvest usually puts a greater emphasis on the fruit of this tree (which is known as oil, or olive). The olives can reach sizes of up to 4cm long. Depending on the time of collection may have a dark green or black. The taste is bitter olives. In the chemical composition of the olive tree are elements such as oleuropein, tannins, resins, glucose and other components.
One of the most appreciated are the fruit of the olive oils can be extracted from the olives. The olive tree is a tree that has many properties. The main ones are antiseptic, astringent and natural remedy for cases of hypertension. While the form of consumption of the olive tree is the natural (in the case of olives) can also take advantage of the virtues of the leaves of this species.
If we are to make a tea olive can use about 40g of leaves of this plant for each liter of water we are going to prepare. This mixture should be boiled for about 20 minutes and filtered. The recommended dose of olive leaf tea is up to 3 cups a day. Olive oil, moreover, is an excellent cardiovascular protector and helps reduce levels of cholesterol in blood.