Sunday, April 3, 2016

introduction to sea buckthorn (Hippophae l.)

sea buckthorn
Hippophae is a genus of sea buckthorns and one of the oldest plants on earth; it precedes even the Ice Age! It’s a deciduous bush, widespread in Europe and Asia, indigenous or cultivated and is part of the family of Elaeagnaceae.

Reports about hippophae are found in texts by Theophrastus and Dioskourides, the father of pharmacology, which prove us its deep history back in time. It was observed in the army of Alexander the Great, that the sick and injured horses who consumed the hippophae berries and leaves, were cured more quickly and their hair grew even brighter. So the name of the plant stems from the Greek words "ίππος" (hippo-) meaning horse and “φαές” (-phaes) which derives from the "φαής" and means bright; hippophae means the shining horse. That’s why the soldiers started to consume it to increase their power.

Ηippophae has more than 190 phyto-nutrients ingredients, a health dynamite that is rightfully placed in superfoods worldwide. It contains a unique combination of antioxidants that act against aging, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, vitamins A, B, C (a thousand times more than oranges), D, E, K, rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 , carotenoids and minerals and trace elements, beta sitosterol, flavonoids and 18 different amino acids. All of the above, they appear in significant quantities in relation to other plants and herbs.

It provides toning, wellness and anti-cancer protection, strengthens the immune system, protects against cardiovascular problems and regulates metabolism. It protects the nervous system, stimulates blood circulation, relieves the symptoms of menopause and period pains.
Consult your doctor for proper use.

This amazing plant is also famous for its cosmetic properties. It's a super anti-aging component. It repairs skin tissues, oxygenates and renews skin cells, combats premature aging as well as a variety of skin problems such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, dyschromias and burns.

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