You would come across numerous sea buckthorns in the mountainous parts of China and Russia. Scientifically called Hippophae rhamnoides, these plants are extensively grown for their nutritional and medicinal properties. The sandy soils of China and Russia are perfect for supporting their growth. Although they thrive at higher altitudes in colder climatic conditions, you can cultivate and grow these wonder plants even at lower altitudes.
Apart from providing humans innumerable nutrients and minerals, these plants prevent the erosion of soil, in turn preventing mudslides. These plants are savored for their beautiful orange colored fruits, which are rich in vitamins C and E, flavonoids, essential fatty acids, etc. These vitamins are anti cancerous and anti ageing, preventing premature death of cells. They can preserve the overall health condition by destroying free radicals (that are responsible for ageing). Free radicals are natural products of metabolism. Failing to eliminate these waste products out of the body will lead to a series of deteriorating reactions the body. Even the leaves of these plants are used extensively for preparing tea.
Sea buckthorn’s antioxidant capacities is used for treating numerous age related disorders, various types of cancers and in preserving the overall health and well being of tissues and organs. These extracts have been found to decrease the severity or cure several diseases like gastrointestinal disorders, skin disorders, etc. Sometimes a combination of flavonoids and essential residual oils are used for treating numerous medical conditions. They are given in the form of capsules and have been proven very effective for treating cardiovascular diseases.
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