The Swiss army knife of natural foods, medicinal plants, a pool of endless remedies for any type of situation or illness, I can say unequivocally that it is the olive tree and everything around it.
But every week it appears on TV, specializated webpages, radio or in any conversation that there is a new study, a new use, a new way to use the olive oil world.
Athenea was elected as Athenas protector by offer Athenas citizens Olive tree as a gift .
Peace dove returned with an olive brach in its peak
The Olympic champions in ancient Hellenic games were rewarded with a humble olive branches.
And all these powerful weapons were from wild olive trees, but
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What can I say about a Wild Olive Tree?
You can find in the natural environment a lot of benefic substances, today used by humans, many of which are used for thousand of years,since they were discovered by chance , found useful by the trial-error method or by organized and planned research.
Within this group of plants that provide these substances, some have endured with great strength over millennia.
That’s the case of olives, olive and olive oil.
This plant , that was domesticated about 8000 years ago in the area of middle-east growing, has survived until today in crop varieties that have been refined and selected over time, but at the same time, in the production areas, also remain as wild, wild, solitary or independent olives .
They are similar to their brothers but having substantially different properties.
Thet are named Acebuches or Wild Wild Wild Olive Tree. Please, watch this video:
Wild Olive Tree of the Mediterranean Forest
If products derived from cultivated olive groves have infinite properties, imagine products from savages trees, raised by themselves in the middle of a big competition in the natural environment, without receiving phytosanitary treatments without artificial irrigation or any care from human.
In fact if you see them from far they are no similar at all to an idyllic olive you can imagine, but , for me, its beauty is in its its genuineness .
As you know ( if not, you can read my bio), I live in the middle of the Olive Tree Sea, in Jaen.
60 million Oilve Trees which move Jaen Province economy, the first producer in the world.
Everything turn around this tree cultivated as if it were a magic pot.
They are exactly the opposite of bonsai.
Trees are touched, retouched, and re-retouched to occupy the whole area needed to maximize the sunlight that should capture.
You can see the result over the Olive Tree sea waves. Please, take your place…and enjoy the silence.
However, if you see a wild olive, our wild friend, is practicing nudism or a miserable loincloths beside olive civilized.
But therein lies its power.
Wild Olive Tree (I prefer Acebuche) is adapted to poor life, scarcity, to serve as food for the beasts and recover in time to survive, to compete with all species of the mediterranean forest of Jaen.
All these circumstances make potential properties of both fruit, their oils and their leaves e higher than those of the gentrified olive trees (their cousins in the residential area).
In fact, taste of fruits, oils and leaf teas are stronger and bitter than usual oils from crops,
Wild Olive Tree leaves
If we can find lots of leaves propierties as:
- Antioxidant propierties
- Help to mantain a good level of blood pressure
- Reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol
- Diuretic propierties
- Helps inmunitary function.
- There are experiences treating AIDS related diseases
- Fever treatment
- Diabetes treatment
These properties are increased in wild olive trees that have had to develop defense mechanisms by themselves to survive in the middle of the natural environment
But, Why my leaves are the best ones?
- Grown in the nature, from wild olive trees, they have created all possible defenses against predators.
- NEVER have been touched by any chemical substance, living next to other vegetables, trees, etc in a totally wild state.
- They have been transmitted ( seeds I mean) by animanls , in this way, all their life is organic from the start to the end
- ORGANIC -100%.
- Never have been artificially irrigated , they have survived to draugths at its own, fighting by its life.
- You must know what leaves are the best in every moment in every season in every tree, and you can’t leave your trees without them because, Olive Trees are Olive Trees thanks its leaves. I Know when and where to pick them.
Try it, Wild Olive Tree Leaves.
If you didn’t try it in the past, please use them in order to improve your health state, you can drink an olive tree leaf tea by using 20 leaves.
It’s easy, you can find them in any tea shop near home. If not, contact me and I will put you in touch with people who sell leaves around the world (not me).
I hope you found useful this article, my aim was only to show you the difference between cultivated and wild olive trees.
Nature is out there, be olive oil my friend.