Views: 7 Author: Golden Horizon (Chengdu) Technology Co., Ltd. Publish Time: 2020-07-15 Origin: Golden Horizon (Chengdu) Technology Co., Ltd.
Seabuckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides) is a prickly fruit tree native to Asia and Europe. It usually grows in high-altitude mountain areas, but can also be found on the rocky coastline. Today, sea buckthorn has been planted on a large scale in China and Russia, while sea buckthorn has been planted in European countries such as Estonia, Finland and Germany.
Sea buckthorn has many names; because of its practicality, it is often called "gold mine", "magic plant", "golden bush" or "holy fruit of the Himalayas". Not only is each part of the seabuckthorn plant rich in nutrients and other useful plant ingredients, but as a whole, the plant has multiple economic uses. For many years, sea buckthorn has been a food, medicine and nutritional supplement, as well as a source of raw materials and biofuels.
In a recent study, Polish researchers studied the antioxidant and anticoagulant properties of sea buckthorn branch and leaf extracts. Although the literature on sea buckthorn is endless, only a few researchers have explored the potential of sea buckthorn extract to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease (CVD) by reducing oxidative stress and regulating hemostatic changes. The researchers discussed their findings in an article published in the BMC Journal of Complementary Medicine and Alternative Medicine.
Sea buckthorn is rich in nutrients and beneficial compounds
Seabuckthorn has a long history as a medicinal plant. Records show that the medicine has been widely used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which are the two oldest medical systems in the world. Seabuckthorn and its products are said to prevent diabetes, promote skin health, enhance immune function, fight cancer and improve liver function.
According to research, the fruits of sea buckthorn, also known as sea berries, are rich in essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Provides about 600 mg of vitamin C, 180 mg (270 IU) of vitamin E, 80 mcg of folic acid and various carotenoids (lycopene, β-carotene, zeaxanthin), unsaturated fatty acids per 100 g of sea berries (ω- 3, -6, -7 and -9), organic acids (quinic acid, malic acid) and flavonoids.
Sea buckthorn oil is a popular topical medicine that can be extracted from sea buckthorn seeds, leaves and fruits. Analysis of its chemical composition shows that it is rich in vitamins E and K, antioxidant carotenoids and flavonoids, phytosterols, and healthy anti-inflammatory fats. The oil extracted from seabuckthorn pomace (including the peel) is the most dense, while the oil extracted from seabuckthorn seeds has the highest content of unsaturated fats and phytosterols.
Sea buckthorn is an excellent source of antioxidants, anticoagulants and antiplatelets
Hippophae rhamnoides has many effects and has huge therapeutic potential. The biologically active compounds present in its fruits have attracted the attention of researchers. Sea buckthorn leaves, which are often used to make tea, are also important sources of diet and plant nutrition, such as phenolic compounds and triterpenes.
In the course of their research, the researchers compared the biological activities of the extracts of seabuckthorn leaves and shoots with the commercial activities of commercial berry extracts derived from seabuckthorn berries, bitter berries (Aronia melanocarpa) and grape seeds (Vitis vinifera). These three extracts are known for their antioxidant properties.