Oleuropein, a polyphenolic compound enriched in olive oil and leaves of the olive tree. Oleuropein is the active ingredient found in green olives and olive leaf. The effectiveness of olive leaf extract depends largely on the on the rate of oleuropein. Oleuropein and its metabolite hydroxytyrosol have powerful antioxidant activity in vivo and in vitro.
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Oleuropein??? ???Benefits :
The oleuropein in olive leaf is a natural wide-spectrum antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and antifungal.
Oleuropein is best known for its blood pressure-lowering effect.
Oleuropein has been shown to have cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-angiogenic and neuroprotective functions.
Useful in cases of yeast and fungal infections, herpes, allergies, psoriasis, chronic fatigue, and many other pathogens.
To increase blood flow in the coronary arteries, relieve arrhythmia.
Characteristics??? ???of??? ???Oleuropein :
Oleuropein is an important constituent of olive fruits and a widely studied natural product with numerous health related activities.
Phenolic compounds make up 2-3% (w/w) of olive flesh, whose most abundant part is oleuropein which is responsible for the characteristic bitter taste of olive fruits.
Oleuropein is water-soluble component which has a potential to use as a food supplement.
Olive fruit is rich in the secoiridoids oleuropein, demethyl oleuropein, ligstroside, and in their hydrolytic derivatives.
Antioxidant ???activity of oleuropein is mainly due to the hydroxytyrosol moiety in its structure.
Oleuropein preparations have been claimed for several pharmacological effects.
Despite these potential health benefits, oleuropein is removed from olives due to its bitter taste.
Oleuropein and its derivatives are inhibitors of lactic acid bacteria growth which has important role in table olive fermentation.