The miracle berry that fueled Alexander & his Macedonian Army’s conquests

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Scientists say that a superfood berry was widely consumed by Alexander the Great and his Macedonian army as they set out to conquer the known world in the 4th century BC.

The orange fruit, hippophaes, otherwise known as the sea buckthorns, was a regular item in the army’s staple.

Scientists say that hippophaes contains 192 vitamins which are all absorbable by the body.

Ancient Greeks had actually noticed that sick or wounded horses would heal when chewing the plant’s leafs.

In this observation lies the Greek etymology of the word hippophaes, which stands for “ippos” (horse in Greek)...


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The miracle berry that fueled Alexander & his Macedonian Army’s conquests


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