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sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

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sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) fruits on bush

« Sea buckthorn has more than nine times the quantity of vitamin C found in citrus fruits »

Common name(s): argousier
Family: Elaeagnaceae
Origin:  Europe, Asia
Parts used: leaves, flowers, fruits
Constituents: proanthocyanidins, dimeric, trimeric, tetrameric, Vitamins(C, B1, B2, B6, A, E, F, P, K1, D, carotenoids, lycopene), minerals (macronutrients, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, nickel), tocopherols, tocotrienols, unsaturated fatty acids (palmitooleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid), antioxidants
Therapeutic actions: antiatherogenic, anti-aggregative, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-ulcerogenic, hepato-protective
Organs or systems affected: blood, liver, bones, central nervous system, immune system, gastrointestinal system, muscles, cardiovascular system, skin
Main medicinal uses:
  • protects the heart against cardiovascular disease
  • cleans blood
  • helps protect the liver
  • enhances the immune system
  • relieves muscle spasm
  • reduces effect of sunburns
  • boosts circulation
  • treats infections
Counterindications: Generally considered safe in normal daily amounts in food of herbal teas. Avoid use during pregnancy. Sea buckthorn might lower blood pressure when taken as medicine. Use with care and consult your doctor for prolonged used.



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