SEA BUCKTHORN IN PHYTOTHERAPY (University edition)
Sea buckthorn had particular medical importance in different cultures and civilizations, its therapeutic and nutritional properties being well documented in the oldest works and treated by traditional oriental medicine.
Although well known and appreciated in the past, since the twentieth century, sea buckthorn has fallen into the shadow of skepticism of modern medicine due to growing interest in synthetic drugs. Despite these realities, however, the latest research in biochemistry and pharmacognosy brings today a series of indubitable evidence that confirms this phytotherapeutic potential of sea buckthorn, well known since antiquity.
Its therapeutic and nutritional properties, confirmed by numerous clinical and laboratory studies, lie in a multitude of pharmacological actions among which we can list: antioxidant, antitumor, cardioprotective and antiatherogenic, hepatoprotective and detoxifying, antistress and adaptogenic, immunomodulatory, antiviral and antibacterial, radioprotective, regenerative and anti-aging.
This book brings to the attention of specialists and the general public this plant of medical interest, and it is a source of current scientific information, a guide to phytotherapeutic recipes and diet recipes with proven effects on health.