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AOA Webinar – The Mediterranean Blessing, Olive Leaf as a Herbal Medicine

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whilst we all know that the fruits of the olive tree have been used as a food for millennia, many don’t know that the leaf has also been used for hundreds of years as a medicine. An article in the Pharmaceutical Journal in 1854 discussed its use in fever caused by infections, and modern research indicates it may be beneficial in reducing the risk of diabetes, diseases of the blood vessels, and improving immune function. However not all olive leaf products are equal.

This webinar will briefly discuss the medicinal value of olive leaf extracts, and present important research on how extracts made from fresh versus dried leaves can be quite different.

Ian Breakspear is a Senior Lecturer in herbal and naturopathic medicine at Torrens University Australia, and a naturopathic clinician with 30 years of experience. Ian is also an Expert Contributor to the Olive Wellness Institute, and Chair of the Naturopathic Editorial Committee for the Natural Health Science Foundation, and has conducted laboratory research comparing and contrasting different olive leaf extracts on the Australian market.

Cost: free.

All registrants will receive a copy of the webinar recording within a few days of the webinar.


This webinar series is part of the Olive levy project Australian olive industry communications and extension program (OL18000), funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation olive research and development levy, co-investment from the Australian Olive Association and contributions from the Australian Government.


July 5
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Australian Olive Association