Oleuropein is best known for its blood pressure-lowering activity. It is as well a powerful antioxidant which scavenges free radical species in the body and there is even evidence about its reduction of LDL oxidation. Beyond hypertension and antioxidant effects, oleuropein has been shown to have cardioprotective effects.
Oleuropein has been proven to be a potential antiangiogenic, with some preliminary evidence showing it may inhibit cell growth and invasiveness.
Oleuropein has many pharmachological properties, including anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antimicrobial and skin protectant effects.