Olive: Adverse Reactions. Interactions. Pregnancy Use.

Allergenic pollen is produced by the Oleaceae family, including the olive tree, which causes seasonal respiratory allergies in Mediterranean countries.

Significant Interactions

Controlled studies are not available, so interactions are theoretical and based on evidence of pharmacological activity with uncertain clinical significance.

HYPOGLYCAEMIC AGENTS

Theoretically, an additive hypoglycaemic effect is possible but is speculative — possible beneficial interaction under professional supervision.

HYPERTENSIVE AGENTS

Theoretically, an additive hypotensive effect is possible but is speculative — possible beneficial interaction under professional supervision.

Contraindications and Precautions

People with known allergies to the Oleaceae family of plants should avoid this herb.

Pregnancy Use

Olive oil is likely to be safe when consumed in dietary amounts; however, the safety of olive leaf extract is not known.