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The opposition between fatty and astringent sensations allows us to eat fatty foods more easily if we also ingest astringents with them," he said.
Acids are known astringents, and the effectiveness of whey proteins as a buffer necessitates a high acid concentration to reduce the beverage's pH to targeted levels.
Herbs such as buckwheat, horsechestnut and hawthorn taken internally help strengthen the veins, and externally, applications of astringents such as yarrow and horsechestnut are also recommended.