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Benefits of sea buckthorn leaves tea

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Sea Buckthorn Tea for Weight Loss

Were you aware that not only the berries but even the leaves can be made into a herbal tea with some exciting health benefits? Drinking tea from the leaves of the sea buckthorn, which is also known as seaberry leaves, can be particularly helpful in reducing excess weight, pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, or even improve one’s overall health by its consumption as it contains numerous antioxidants and antibacterial phytochemicals.

Weight Loss

Most people are aware that excess body weight causes all sorts of health problems. However, a majority of the people are not aware that the excess body fat around the abdominal area, which is also known as visceral fat or central obesity, can be dangerous as it increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. A proper healthy diet and regular exercise are the most effective weight loss practices. However, there are also many herbal infusions and dietary supplements that are available in the market these days, an alternative to weight loss. The sea buckthorn plant is also known as Hippophae Ramnoides, is a species of the flowering plant family Elaeagnaceae and it is native to the cold-temperate regions of Asia and Europe. On one of the many kinds of research, this plant reduced visceral fat in obese mice significantly.

Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Arthritis Properties

Weight loss is not the only health benefit of drinking sea buckthorn tea. A study in India was published on the November 2005 issue of the Journal – International Immunopharmacology discovered that the extracts of the sea buckthorn leaf reduced anti-inflammatory symptoms in mice, proving the potential as a treatment for arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder that is characterized by stiffness and pain in the affected areas. It is estimated to affect more than a million Americans, which makes the demand for this often incapacitating condition is escalating. If you are interested in learning more on any of the mentioned subjects, you can do more study

Antioxidant Activity

The potent antioxidant properties in the sea buckthorn berry juice have been attributed to the many outstanding health benefits. A group of researchers in India discovered that the sea buckthorn leaf extracts had strong antioxidants properties when it was measured in conventional methods that are used to evaluate antioxidant’s potency in food and drinks. Food and beverages that have high levels of antioxidants protect from diseases related to old age such as cardiovascular disease, macular degeneration of the eye, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. Beverages that are rich with antioxidants such as sea buckthorn tea makes an excellent benefit to anti-aging diets because of the ability to get rid of free radicals, unstable oxygen molecules which causes sagging skin and wrinkles.


Interception against pathogens 

A research that was published in the December 2010 edition of the journal – Food and Chemical Toxicology found that the extracts from the sea buckthorn leaves showed antibacterial activities In vitro. The extracts had proven to retrain the growth of several bacteria which included Pseudomonas aeruginosa, (it is linked to distinct infections in humans),  Enterococcus faecalis (related to urinary tract infections, endocarditis, etcetera), Staphylococcus aureus (linked with eczema, skin infections and some respiratory diseases and Bacillus cereus (it is associated with foodborne illnesses.

NOTE: Raj Tamang is a wellness aficionado, having focused on keeping trekkers and his team members fit through diet and proper treatment during their treks. While Raj has no formal qualifications in this field, he has done plenty of research over the years. He understands the benefits of keeping healthy and using whole foods to nourish both himself and his team correctly. Please note, while Raj is experienced in the field of wellness, his advice should not be taken above or instead of medical professionals’ guidance.

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