I have known about olive leaf extract for a number of years and use it in my clenter. Leaf leaf is anti viral, anti fungal and anti bacterial. It has been shown to be effective against all of the viruses and bacteria on which it has been tested. Studies have shown that olive leaf extract interferes with viral infections in two ways. First, it interfers with viral infections becoming established by rendering them incapable of infecting cells and secondly, it interfers with viral infections spreading by preventing the virus from reproducing. Olive leaf has been shown to help protect against such viruses as the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), influenza, and herpes viruses. It has been found to be useful for such disorders as sore throat, sinusitis, pneumonia, skin diseases, and chronic bacterial and fungal infections. Olivir, (which can be purchased through my web page at www.drchandlernd.com) manufactured by Divinci Laboratories of Vermont, is an excellent souce of Olive Leaf extract, contaning 15% Oleuropein, that has been tested in clinical trails. Combine with other supplements like: garlic, noni and mushroom extracts and you will have a powerful natural medicine to combat viruses and bacterial, microbial and fungal infections.
Source: Balch, James F. and Phillis A, (2000) Prescription for Nutritional Healing: NY: Pengun Putnam, Inc. pp 77