Background 

  • Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis) leaves are the by-products of the palm oil industry. 
  • Approximately 164 million tonnes of the dry mass of oil palm fronds are produced every year in the world.  
  • Prominently known as OPAL powder, which is the abbreviation for oil palm leaf, has been scientifically well researched and tested for their efficacy. 
  • Oil Palm leaf has 8% higher contents of phenolic compounds than green tea extract. 
  • The Oil Palm leaf is a new potential and functional food ingredient, according to various reports of its health benefits.

Benefits 

  • Anti-hypertensive 
  • Prevent from cancer
  • Kidney protective
  • Liver protective
  • Antimicrobial
  • Memory-enhancing & neuroprotective
  • Accelerates wound healing
  • And many more...

Oil palm leaf powder is rich in Antioxidant especially Catechin 

Catechin is a Flavan-3-ol, which is also known as a type of natural phenol and antioxidant. Catechin is a plant secondary metabolite. Catechin content in the oil palm leaf powder is as follows:

  • epigallocatechin (0.08%)
  • catechin (0.30%)
  • epicatechin (0.01%)
  • epigallocatechin gallate (0.28%)
  • epicatechin gallate (0.05%)

The average recommended daily catechin intake is 50 mg.