This blend is a 2:1 ratio of Olive Leaf and Thyme Leaf (2 parts Olive Leaf and 1 part Thyme Leaf)
I started using this blend to help lower my cholesterol and to prevent cold sores. However, my personal experience was much more amazing! I do not make any medical claims or cures. However, I suggest to everyone that drinking the "nectar of the Gods" will have an impact on your overall wellbeing.
Health Benefits of Olive Leaf Tea
Research shows that components of the olive leaf (most prominently, oleuropein) may have beneficial effects on health – such as benefits for hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia.
A study, published in 2018 has shown beneficial effects of continuous intake of olive leaf tea on hematological parameters. This study found that red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit were increased significantly in the olive leaf tea group versus the green tea group at 6 and 12 weeks of intervention.
A recent study, published in 2019, investigated the healthy effects of olive leaf tea (OLT) in prediabetic adults. The randomized control trial compared the health effects of olive leaf tea (OLT) and low-concentration olive leaf tea (LOLT) as the control in 57 prediabetic adults who were mildly obese or had a normal to high body mass index (BMI). The subject consumed 330mL of OLE or LOLT three times a day for 12 weeks. No other changes to diet or lifestyle were recommended. Results indicated a significant decrease in serum lipids (long - transformed triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) in those who consumed OLT compared to LOLT.
Health Benefits of Thyme Leaf Tea
Thyme Tea Benefits Both the Mind *and* Body — Add It to Your Anti-Stress Toolbox
It’s believed that the compounds in thyme tea can help protect the body from germs. “Ancient wisdom had people using thyme tea for its strong antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties,” says Poon. Indeed, multiple studies indicate that thyme essential oil shows antimicrobial activity against bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, and staphylococcus aureus, as well as candida. Thyme is packed with antioxidants and polyphenols known as bioflavonoids, including lutein, zeaxanthin, and naringenin. These compounds help defend against free radicals—unstable molecules produced by the body that contribute to aging and disease. Thyme contains called carvacrol, which has a natural calming and supporting effect on the neurological system.
Thyme contains vitamins A and C, copper, fiber, iron, and manganese—all of which are present, in its tea form as well. Vitamins A and C, in particular, can help give your body’s infection-fighting forces a boost. Thyme supports the immune system in dealing with viral pathogens causing such infections as mononucleosis, flu, shingles, HPV, genital or oral herpes, hepatitis, and others ... maybe even Covid.
* Check with your doctor before drinking this Olive Leaf and Thyme tea blend.