Olive Leaves Tea
Olive leaves have astringent and antiseptic properties, and an infusion of these leaves has proved beneficial in obstinate fevers. Its oil is emollient, demulcent, laxative and aperient. It is a good substitute for castor oil when given to children, but its value in clearing parasitic worms or gallstones is unsure.
Add loose tea (1 to 2 teaspoons per cup, 250ml) to a teapot, or infuser basket. Pour very hot water (not boiling) over the tea and let it infuse for up to 3 to 5 minutes. Strain leaves from the teapot before pouring. Add honey or a slice of lemon to taste. Enjoy!
Seek professional health advice if pregnant, lactating, suffering from a medical condition or taking medication before supplementing.