For over a thousand years olive leaves have been used in medicine, as a salve for skin aliments. Recently science has gained an interest in the healing properties of the olive leaf. Oleuropein and it's metabolite hydrologist are of specific interest due to their powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Oleavicin's patented formula harnesses the natural power of these compounds to help fight varicella-zoster virus and HSV1.
The organic olives used to produce Oleavicin are grow on our family farm located in between El Capitan and Refugio State beaches along the Gaviota Coast in the Santa Barbara County. It is 101 acres of pristine organic land with over 5,000 olive trees. Our Products are superior to our competitors particularly because of the land on which they’re grown. The rich, virgin, alluvial soil, combined with the south facing slopes at 600 feet above sea level, provide the perfect conditions for olives and grapes to thrive. Our location not only allows optimal climate for production, but is also conveniently located just off of Highway 101.
The Makela’s have lived in Santa Barbara for more than ten generations, with relatives that not only lived in the first established structure, El Presidio, but who had a major impact on California’s agricultural expansion. In 1851, John Emile Goux brought olives and grape vines to Santa Barbara, where he planted the very first olive orchard in the area. While in search of an alternate Mediterranean climate away from Spain and France, John Emile came across this lovely coastline, where he staked his first claim of land and began a long line of family tradition.The Makela's now carry on this tradition with California Coast Naturals and Oleavicin Products