Seabuckthorn Leaf Benefits – Protective Effect of Polyphenols
Health Benefits of Polyphenols in Seabuckthorn Leaves
Research confirms protective effect of polyphenols in seabuckthorn leaf. Seabuckthorn leaf contains polyphenols, minerals, protein, vitamins and serotonin. Scientists at the Food Development Center in Manitoba, conducted analysis of Solberry Seabuckthorn leaf. Canadian research identified large amount of polyphenols 9360 mg per 100 grams in Solberry seabuckthorn leaf that have protective effects on human health. Furthermore, epidemiological studies strongly suggest that long term consumption of diets rich in plant polyphenols offer protection against development of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis and neurodegenerative diseases. Solberry Seabuckthorn herbal leaf is a treasure grown on the Canadian prairies and handpicked by Canadian growers in Brandon, Manitoba. We do not use pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers in our orchards.
In addition to large amounts of polyphenols and flavonoids, Seabuckthorn leaves are rich in carotenoids, tocopherols and catechins. These are powerful antioxidants and micro nutrients that protect human body from oxidative stress.
Seabuckthorn leaf has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (CCARM) found that seabuckthorn leaf contains substantial amounts of antioxidants such as polyphenols higher than in oregano, hibiscus, parsley or green tea.
Leaves of seabuckthorn and their extracts possess high antioxidant activity due to large amount of polyphenols according to research Tolkachev and Sheichenko, 2006.
Adding seabuckthorn leaves to your diet will increase nutritional value. A recent study indicates that leaves of seabuckthorn have a variety of natural compounds. These compounds contribute to antimicrobial activity and useful as a food additives (recipe idea).
Protective Effect of Polyphenols in human body
According to many studies, polyphenols are able to penetrate tissues, particularly those in which they are metabolized such as intestine and liver.
Polyphenols in plants are generally involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation or aggression by pathogens. In the last decade, there has been much interest in the potential health benefits of dietary plant polyphenols as antioxidant. Epidemiological studies have repeatedly shown that the risk of chronic human diseases decreases with consumption of polyphenolic rich diet.
The phenolic groups in polyphenols can accept an electron and form relatively stable bound, therefore disrupting chain oxidation reactions in human body read more.
Also, researches identified that polyphenol-rich foods and beverages may increase plasma antioxidant capacity. Studies verified that consumption of antioxidants helps to reduced levels of oxidative damage to lymphocytic DNA. In addition to that, scientists observed similar effect with polyphenol-rich food and beverages indicating the protective effects of polyphenols. There are increasing evidences that as antioxidants such as polyphenols may protect cell constituents against oxidative damage and, therefore, limit the risk of various degenerative diseases associated with oxidative stress. Visit our on-line store to purchase Solberry seabuckthorn herbal tea.