Antioxidant Anti-Aging Tea
Sea Buckthorn with Goji Berries
Proper nourishment of your body from the inside out is required to achieve truly beautiful and radiant skin. Research indicates that sea buckthorn can play a pivotal role in treating your whole body to bring out the best in your skin. With both internal and external applications, this super fruit is extraordinary in skin care. Goji berries are rich in antioxidants …the secret key to beautiful skin.
Enjoy your tea with all the sensational benefits from sea buckthorn and goji berries!
More than 2 billion years old, sea buckthorn is one of the earliest inhabitants on earth. The fine qualities are the results of its ability to withstand the changes and upheavals on this planet. Its botanical name, Hippophae rhamnoides L, came from an ancient Greek legend: After a war, warriors let their sick and wounded horses loose. But they came back bursting with energy and health. It was traced to tree shrubs on which the horses fed upon and the trees began to be known as "trees that make horses shining". The effective use is recorded in history in ancient China and Central Asia in which it is said to have maintained excellent health and vigor of both men and horses.
Sea buckthorn leaves contain most of the biologically active compounds in the fruit with even greater concentrations of flavones and sterols. High in protein (up to 24%), the leaves are also an excellent source of important vitamins and minerals, most notably calcium, beta-carotene magnesium, and folic acid. Due to the presence of a large amount of vitamins that it contains (A, B1, B2, B6, B9, C, E, F, K, P) sea buckthorn berries have a unique composition, combining a cocktail of components usually only found separately. The vitamin C content is among the highest for any plant (4th after rose-hips, hot chili pepper and sweet red pepper), while for vitamin E it takes 2nd place but does not have the high fat content of the other nut and seed powerhouses. Sea buckthorn berries also have a high content of beta-carotene .The beta-carotene content is what gives the berries their color, which can vary from yellow to red depending on the variety. All of these components are classified as natural anti-oxidants.
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Aside from enhancing and rejuvenating the skin, the sea buckthorn is used to help clear skin injuries such as burns, eczema, wounds and sores. In Russia and China, sea buckthorn is also used topically to treat skin burns from radiation. Due to its ability to absorb ultraviolet sun rays, is purported to reduce risk of radiation burns for Russian astronauts working in space.
Sea buckthorn diminishes the signs of aging by combating wrinkles, dryness and various symptoms of malnourished or prematurely aging skin. You can use this inside out, meaning ingesting a tea as well as putting the mask on your skin to combat dryness and wrinkles.
Research shows that eating berries -- like blueberries, acai berries, cranberries, strawberries, and cherries -- offers definite health benefits. Berries like the goji berry are filled with powerful antioxidants and other compounds that may help prevent cancer and other illnesses, including heart disease. Antioxidants may also boost the immune system and lower cholesterol.
Goji berries also have compounds rich in vitamin A that may have anti-aging benefits. Eating foods high in antioxidants may slow the aging process as well. It does this by minimizing damage from free radicals that injure cells and damage DNA. When a cell's DNA changes, the cell grows abnormally. Antioxidants can take away the destructive power of free radicals. By doing so, antioxidants help reduce the risk of some serious diseases.
Antioxidant Anti Aging Tea is a nourishing, flavorful drink with a delicate green tea flavor. The Goji berries have a mild tangy taste that is slightly sweet and sour. They have a similar shape and chewy texture as raisins.
Directions: Steep one tsp. per cup of hot water 5-10 minutes.