Olive leaves were first used medicinally in Ancient Egypt with benefits of that range from promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to supporting the cardiovascular system and the immune system.

Compounds of Interest Applications

Oleuropein (73% total extract)

Caffeic acid

Tyrosol

Verbascoside

Rutin

Apigenin-7-O-glucoside

Luteolin-7-O-glucoside

Luteolin-4’-O-glucoside

2-decenal-E

Benzeneacetaldehyde

2-undecenal

Mannitol

 

Flavonoids: antibacterial, antiviral, antipathogenic

Specifically:

  • Oleuropein: antihypertensive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
  • Hydroxytyrosol: antioxidant
Why SFE

SFE proved better for extraction of bioactive compounds

Lesser-affected end products

Optimization

4,351psi/100˚ C/1mL-min co-solvent (H2O)

It is noted that the whole extract has synergistic effects