In downtown Santa Barbara, olives (and their leaves) rain down on Olive Street and Garden Street, kissing the sidewalks with a magenta smear you’d never guess precedes the pungent and preserved goodness of every olive I know.
In folk medicine, olive leaf works wonders–treating hypertension, lowering blood sugar in diabetes, improving kidney function. Does it really work?
At least one small trial says Yes.
Over 3 months, the authors report a significant drop in blood pressure and blood sugar in 30 patients. The study was not controlled. Still, it’s a good first step. That’s impressive.
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