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沙棘，中药名。系蒙古族、藏族习用药材。为胡颓子科植物沙棘Hippophae rhamnoides L.的干燥成熟果实。秋、冬二季果实成熟或冻硬时采收，除去杂质，干燥或蒸后干燥。
Parts used: Dried ripe fruits
TCM category: Warm herbs that transform Phlegm and stop Cough
TCM nature: Warm
TCM taste(s): Sour
Organ affinity: Spleen Stomach Heart Lung
Scientific name: Hippophae rhamnoides
Dosage: 3 – 10 grams
Main actions according to TCM*: Expels phlegm and stops coughing. Strengthens the Spleen and smooths digestion. Activates Blood circulation and eliminates Blood stasis.
What is sea buckthorn
It belongs to the Elaeagnaceae plant family and is a small deciduous shrub. It grows in mountainous areas, mainly in Europe and Asia and the height of the bush ranges from 1 to 4 meters. It is also called Sea Buckthorn, however, it is often found with its Latin name, Hippophae rhamnoides.
Full of vitamins
You will often hear that sea buckthorn is a superfood, and not by chance. Its nutritional value is very high, due to the more than 190 nutrients it contains. The nutritional composition of sea buckthorn varies depending on the part that has been cultivated, the altitude and the extraction process used. The 100gr. Dried fruits provide about 275 calories and contain carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Its rich composition in polyunsaturated fatty acids, is an element that makes sea buckthorn a special fruit, as it is a valuable source of omega 3,6 and 7 fatty acids (fatty acids). , alpha-linoleic acid, palmitoleic acid, palmitic acid).According to studies, sea buckthorn fruit is an excellent source of fiber. It contains vitamins E and C (400-600mg / 100g dry weight), while the fruits contain B-complex vitamins, such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, biotin and folic acid.
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