Olive Leaf Mint Tea
- No Caffeine
- 100% Natural Herbal Tea
- No Artificial Ingredients
Olive Leaf Mint Tea is a great-tasting drink that can be taken
daily as part of a regular healthy diet. However, when you are feeling sick or
coming down with the flu, what a wonderful way to brighten your day.
Seagate grows the olive leaves contained in this product on
their farm in Baja California. Seagate freeze-dries the olive leaves, employing
the same process methods used to produce olive leaf extract. Peppermint leaves
are added to provide a pleasant soothing flavor.
Raw Material Source:
Seagate's olive trees are well-suited to the arid
climate of northern Baja California. Originally, these trees were planted
alongside their farmland to protect the crops from wind damage.
The mighty olive tree (Olea europa) has been celebrated
for its power to nurture and heal since the beginning of recorded history.
Cultivated in Asia Minor over 6,000 years ago, the fruit and the oil of the
olive tree are mentioned in the Old and New Testaments as health-promoting and
life-sustaining foods. Olive leaves were used by the ancient Egyptians to wrap
and preserve their mummies prior to burial in crypts, because the olive leaves
helped preserve human tissue from decomposition. It would be thousands of years
before the olive leaf would be studied for its antimicrobial characteristics. In
1969 a major pharmaceutical company isolated a component of olive leaf, a
chemical called elenoic acid, in an attempt to develop an anti-viral medicine
from this plant. Perhaps the most famous modern use of this tree is by The
United Nations which uses the olive branch as its symbol of peace.