Hippophae / Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)
Sea-buckthorn is one of the oldest plants on Earth and its presence is dated back long before the ice age.
Hippophae belongs to natural superfoods. This is due to its numerous beneficial ingredients. According to Russian and Chinese scientists, sea-buckthorns contains 190 valuable substances, most of which have potent antioxidant activity and the vast majority of them are in the berries. Sea buckthorn berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight and slowing the aging process. Moreover, this superfood is reducing illness due to cancer, as well as limiting the toxicity of chemical cancer treatment (chemotherapy). The seed or berry oil is used as an expectorant for loosening phlegm; for treating asthma, heart disorders including chest pain (angina) and high cholesterol. In manufacturing, sea buckthorn is used in cosmetics and anti-aging products.
It can be consumed as a beverage by adding 10-15 berries in a pot. Hippophae’s berries are stiff and sour, so the consumption of plain berries is not too pleasurable. Although, you can add its berries in salads, jams and pies, or you can make a “super” nutritious breakfast by adding them into yogurt.
May 17, 2015
Health Benefits of Hippophae / Sea buckthorn
Learn AboutHippophae / Sea buckthornBenefits Health Benefits Hippophae contains vitamin C, alpha-tocopherol, large amount of carotenoids and vitamin E, mineral elements (K, Na, Mg, Ca, Fe, Zn, Se), monosaccharides sugars, organic acids, free amino-acids, volatile compounds, various flavonoids (quercetin, myricetin and kaempferol), fatty acids, triacylglycerol, glycerolphospholipids, phytosterols, zeaxanthin esters and phelonic compounds. Due to [...]
May 17, 2015
Mythology – Hippophae / Sea buckthorn
Learn AboutSea BuckthornMythology Sea buckthorn’s proper name normally ends in “hippophae,” which means “shiny horse.” Most of the legends of this berry involve, strangely enough, horses… beginning with the most legendary horse of all. He sprang from the blood of the snake-headed beast Medusa… a horse, a creature, a monster, a god. Pegasus was known [...]
May 17, 2015
Side Effects of Hippophae / Sea buckthorn
Learn AboutSea buckthornSide Effects Sea buckthorn fruit is likely safe when consumed as food. Sea buckthorn fruit is used in jams, pies, drinks and other foods. Sea buckthorn fruit is possibly safe when taken by mouth or used on the skin as a medicine. It has been safely used in scientific studies lasting up to [...]