Olea europaea (Young olive tree shoots) provides a great cerebral and circulatory remedy. Symbol of peace, source of food, excipient and remedy. Olea europaea is famous for its oil, widely used in ointments, balms, pomades but also as an excipient to extract certain liposoluble active principles (e.g. red St-John’s Wort oil). St-Hildegarde used the bark against gout. Dr. Bach recommends it in elixir form for physical, psychological or intellectual overwork.
The presence of olive oil, fire principle of the plant, is in relation to the action of Olea europaea in gemmotherapy.
Cardiovascular – Chelator of the arteries (reduces arteriosclerotic deposits everywhere). It removes sclerotic tissues and scars anywhere in the body.
Lowers blood viscosity (fibrinolytic) / blood pressure / hypoglycemic. Improves circulation.
Nervous system – Brain tropism (action on cerebral atherosclerosis). Also has a direct cerebral action demonstrated by its indication in phobias.Clinical indications:
Nervous system: Young shoots of Olea europaea have a marked cerebral tropism which is valued in cerebral sclerosis and defects of the senile brain such as e.g. memory lapse. A deep acting remedy that is indicated in phobic and obsessional neurosis. Phobias (claustrophobia / agoraphobia etc.). Obsessive compulsive disorder, facial neuralgia (+ Prunus amygdalus). Neurosis of the extremities. Degenerative neurological disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s).
Cardiovascular: Olea europaea is also useful as an anti-atherosclerotic and in thrombotic states. It is a hypotensor which does not cause vasoconstriction.
Arteriosclerosis, non-thrombotic cerebral arteriosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, diabetic arteritis / gangrene (will reopen compromised blood circulation – but not cure established gangrene). Thrombolytic states, arterial hypertension. Olea europaea macerate is recommended in non-thrombotic cerebral atherosclerosis, angina, arrhythmia, tachycardia, and arteriosclerosis. The great remedy of the circulatory system; it reduces total lipids, cholesterol (which it destroys), balances phospholipids and thins thickened blood.
Digestive: Olea europaea has a hypoglycemic activity, therefore is indicated for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in adults, good tolerance in long-term treatments and diabetic arteritis. Is also recommended for tissue necrosis of the extremities often leading to gangrene. Hepatic insufficiency (cholagogue properties, constipation).Consider in combination with:
Alnus incana, decreased cerebral blood flow
Rosmarinus officinalis, Prunus amygdalus, Juniperus communis, for hyperlipidemia
Crataegus oxyacantha, hypertension
Juniperus, communis, liver and kidney detox in general
Ficus carica, facial neuralgias, trigeminal neuralgias
Prunus amygdalus, Tilia tomentosa, phobias of NS and OCD
Tilia tomentosa, for sclerotic conditions of the lungsClinical experience:
Contra-indications: Patients using Coumadin or anti-platelet drugs (fluidifies the blood). Tuberculosis (antisclerotic). Cancer (antisclerotic).
Insulin/hypoglycemiants: The concomitant use = hypoglycemiant potentialHerbalGem gemmo complexes that contain Olea europaea:
G6 CHO-GEM (cholesterol complex)
G10 MEM-GEM (memory complex)
Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. Gathered in the spring at a key stage of their natural growth cycle, buds and young shoots are freshly handpicked and put in maceration in a solution of water, alcohol and glycerin to extract all their active principles.Ingredients | Each drop contains:
Olea europaea* (Olive young shoots) (extract 1:20 … 2.5 mg) 0.05 ml
Non-medicinal ingredients: alcohol, water, glycerin.
*Organic certification by Certisys-BE1Dosage:
Adults and children > 12 years 5-15 drops daily, between meals, pure or diluted in water, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
For more information please consult your health care practitioner.NPN 80010671