Want to learn how to make sea buckthorn powder and use it at home? Continue reading and find out how to make this healing powder.
Sea buckthorn powder is an amazing natural remedy for boosting natural immunity against various viral or chronic conditions by boosting the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Before we show you how to make sea buckthorn powder and use it at home, first, let’s see how to harvest the sea buckthorns.
How to Harvest Sea Buckthorn
The harvesting time for sea buckthorns (Hippophae rhamnoides) is in September-October, when the berries are well-ripe, meaning that the active principles are at their peak. Sea buckthorn is harvested when the berries are yellow-orange in color, soft/elastic to the touch, and taste sour. Cut the 10-15 cm sea buckthorn branches filled with berries, and then put them in the freezer. Frozen sea buckthorn berries come off the branches very easily, with a simple shake.
Dry the berries in shaded places, away from moisture, in a very thin layer (ideally they should not touch each other). The drying process is quite long, taking about 1-3 weeks, and it is done when the pulp of the berries is completely dehydrated and slightly brittle, breaking easily when cutting the berries with a knife. Do not dry the sea buckthorn berries in the oven, as heat drying contributes to the inactivation of an enzyme – ascorbinase – which, after harvesting, destroys vitamin C in the berries. After drying, keep the sea buckthorns in gauze bags, or paper bags, and store them in the dark, in dry places.
How to Make Sea Buckthorn Powder
Finely grind the very well-dried sea buckthorn berries using an electric coffee grinder. To make grinding easier, before grinding, dehydrate the berries on low heat in the electric oven, with the door ajar, or at 100°C/212°F, for 20 minutes. The sea buckthorn powder is taken with raw honey or as is.
How to Use Sea Buckthorn Powder at Home
You can have 1/2 tsp of sea buckthorn powder twice a day for the following health problems:
- low natural immunity against viral or chronic conditions
- eye disorders (due to beta-carotene content)
- toxic poisoning of various causes
- iron deficiency anemia
- hemorrhagic syndrome caused by vascular fragility (due to the content of nicotinic acid/vitamin PP)
- intense physical and mental effort
More Sea Buckthorn Recipes:
Sea Buckthorn Tincture
Sea Buckthorn Decoction
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