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Can Olive Leaf Extract cure Nail Fungus?


Toenail fungus can be tricky to treat for various reasons. If left untreated, it will get worse and can often destroy the entire nail and become painful. Can Olive Extract help?

A 2015 study demonstrated that Olive Leaf Extract does indeed have anti fungal properties.

There are many treatments available, both over the counter and by prescription in the form of topical solutions and foot soaks, all of which can be helpful. Doctors will often prescribe oral medications which can be harsh on the body and can have dangerous side effects. Some people prefer to take natural supplements, and olive leaf extract is one of the most effective.If your skin is sensitive to creams or oils, using olive leaf for toenail fungus may be a good option.



How Does It Work?


Oleuropein is the active ingredient in olive leaf extract. It has been used for many years because of its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.There have been a number of studies done on olive leaf extract and its effect on fungus. The studies demonstrated that olive leaf extract can not only get rid of fungal infections, but it also works to keep it away.

Just as other natural methods, it take some time before one notices changes in the condition. In the case of nail fungus infections it is also benificial to treat the nail directly.

Olive leaf extract has other benefits as well. It detoxifies your whole body and helps improve circulation, which may be one of the reasons that it treats toenail infections so effectively. People who have poor circulation to their feet and toes are more susceptible to the infection.

Olive leaf extract has other benefits as well. It detoxifies your whole body and helps improve circulation, which may be one of the reasons that it treats toenail infections so effectively. People who have poor circulation to their feet and toes are more susceptible to the infection.

Olive leaf extract has other benefits as well. It detoxifies your whole body and helps improve circulation, which may be one of the reasons that it treats toenail infections so effectively. People who have poor circulation to their feet and toes are more susceptible to the infection.




How Long Until You See a Difference?

The amount of time varies from person to person. If you are otherwise healthy, it won’t take long at all to notice changes. If you are elderly or have diabetes that lowers the


circulation in your feet, it will take longer. For many people, they see a difference in a few months and as already mentioned if you use an effective

topical treatment, results will come sooner.

The longer it is left untreated, the worse it will become. The nail may even turn black, and in extreme instances, will become very thick, and even thick

enough to crumble and fall off. In more severe cases like this it can take over a year for the nail to fully heal.

It is important to see out the treatment to the end. If, for example, you are happy with 90% clear nails and stop the treatment the fungus will spread again as it feeds on the keratin which is the protein that makes up that nail.


Pros and Cons of Olive Leaf Extract for Toenail Fungus


  • If you are taking any medication its is always recommended to consult your doctor before taking any herbal supplement.

  • As it detoxifies your body, you’ll notice that you will start to feel healthier. It also works as a natural antibiotic and anti-microbe.

  • Because it is taken orally, it will take longer for the fungal infection to heal.

  • It should be used by adults only, as it has not been studied in children.

  • It may not work for everyone but by giving it a few months to work through your body, people have benefited from it.

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