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Olea europaea is an evergreen tree in the olive family (Oleaceae) and is native to the Mediterranean region. Olive oil is high in antioxidants which contribute to reduced risk of heart disease, hypertension, and cancer.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on olive made available through the generosity of Natac’s adoption.

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Additional ABC Olive Resources 

Healthy Ingredients Olive profile

Olive leaf and olive oil monographs from The Complete German Commission E MonographsTherapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

HerbalGram article

Medicinal Plants of Montenegro
 2006; 72:48-54

HerbClip reviews

Olive Oils Enriched with Olive or Thyme Polyphenols Improve Lipoprotein Profiles and Atherogenic Ratios. HC# 161612-557, November 30, 2016

Olive Oil Reduces Postprandial Glycemic Repsonse in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes. HC# 031633-552, September 15, 2016

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Effects of Olive Oil on Biomarkers of Inflammation and Endothelial Function. HC# 121511-547, June 30, 2016

Olive Leaf Constituents Reduce Myocardial Oxidative Damage. HC# 071523-536, January 15, 2016.

High Levels of Olive Oil Consumption Associated with Decreased Risk of Coronary Artery Disease. HC# 101521-531, October 30, 2015

Review of the History, Chemistry, and Potential Health Benefits of Olive and Olive Oil. HC# 041412-503, August 29, 2014

Olive Leaf Extract Reduces Blood Pressure and Lowers Triglyceride Levels in Mildly Hypertensive Adults. HC# 061111-432, September 15, 2011

Pharmacokinetics of Olive Leaf Bioactives. HC# 021466-499, June 30, 2014

Consumption of Virgin Olive Oil Represses the In vivo Expression of Pro-inflammatory Genes in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome
. HC# 051013-410, October 15, 2010

Olive Oil May Help Patients with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
. HC# 050394-385, September 30, 2009

Olive Oil's Active Components and Benefits, A Review
. HC# 010687-357, July 30, 2008

Monograph on Olive Leaf Focuses on Pharmacological Studies
. HC# 060495-387, October 30, 2009

Read the Press Release on Natac's adoption of the HerbMedPro Olive record.


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