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 they 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.
Modern University and private medical research institutes are presently engaged in studies of the olive leaf because it is a source of so many health benefits. To date, there have been 8 natural phytochemicals discovered within the leaf that combine to give it these healthful properties: caffeic acid, verbascoside, luteolin 7-O-glucoside, rutin, apigenin 7-O-glucoside, luteolin 4'-O-glucoside, oleuropein, and maslinic acid.
Seagate is a fishing and farming company established in 1981 that makes a variety of natural products from their own raw materials. Seagate harvests and processes over 15 natural resources that include sardines, kelp, cactus, grapes, carrots, tomatoes, and broccoli. Olive trees were initially planted to protect their crops from the high winds found in the interior Baja California.
The olive leaves contained in these tea bags were grown, harvested, and freeze-dried by Seagate. Olive Leaf Mint Tea is a great-tasting drink that can be taken as part of a regular healthy diet. Whether you are feeling sick or staying healthy, drinking Olive Leaf Mint Tea is a wonderful way to brighten your day.
Olive leaves, peppermint leaves.
This product is 100% all-natural, contains no other ingredients, artificial colors or preservatives.