form, the olive leaf may make a strong comeback. Preliminary reports from Latin America are promising. A full blown case of malaria at a clinic in Mexico was reported 100 percent better with a dosage schedule of two Olive Leaf Extract capsules every six hours.
According to the clinic report, the 34-year-old female patient recovered progressively over a six month period. At the end of that time, the report said, "she was without any of the malaria symptoms, not even anemia or shivers. Her breath is good, her state of mind excellent and she does not show any signs of chronic or contagious disease."
There have been recent reports of cases of malaria in Texas. According to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, "malaria continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly because of the development of drug-resistant strains, and is a continuing concern in the United States because of increased international migration, travel and commerce.
In 1995, large outbreaks of dengue were reported by health authorities in twelve Latin American and Caribbean countries. Research is under way to develop a vaccine but as of yet there is no specific treatment available.
In light of the alarming rise in the number of deaths from infectious diseases in this country, the advent of a natural healing compound such as Olive Leaf Extract may be a timely development for individuals interested in natural, alternative approaches. According to federal researchers, deaths from infectious diseases, formerly on the decline, rose 58 percent from 1980 to 1992, elevating this category of illness from number five to number three among the killer diseases, behind heart disease and cancer.
Although the AIDS epidemic accounts for most of the increase, researchers have also documented an unusual rise in mysterious respiratory infections among the elderly and blood infections among people of all ages. Eliminating the influence of AIDS, the death rate during the same period for all other infectious diseases had increased by 22 percent.
Back in 1978, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report which asserted that by the year 2000, sources other than Western technological medicine would have to be employed in order for all people to have adequate health care. The report further recommended that traditional forms of healing and medicine, such as the use of herbs, be pursued to meet the growing needs of a dynamically increasing world population. The recommendation was adopted by the organization. With the emergence of strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, natural products such as EDEN(TM) take on greater importance. Even if new antibiotics are developed, new infectious bacteria would emerge that are resistant to new drugs. In the case of herbal medicinals, their~complex chemistry renders them potentially more therapeutic against a wide variety of microorganisms for which pharmaceutical drugs may be impotent.
Research or clinical experience to date suggests that Olive Leaf Extract be considered as a healing participant in the treatment of conditions caused by or associated with a virus, retrovirus, bacterium or protozoan. Among such conditions may be influenza, the common cold, meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles, HIV/ARC/AIDS,