The Common sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a shrub of the genus Hippophae in the family Elaeagnaceae. Its habitat ranges from Europe to Siberia, China and northern India. The common sea buckthorn is the only species used to breed varieties that are still grown for their fruits. It is a diverse agricultural crop whose cultivation is very environmentally friendly, and the majority of plants can be used in various ways. Sea buckthorn berries and the oil produced from the seeds are healthy. Sea buckthorn is also used to make juice, jam and wine.
What do sea buckthorns contain?
The berries of the plant are rich in vitamins A, E and K, various carotenoid compounds and vitamin C. In addition to vitamins, sea buckthorn also contains 15 microelements, including iron, magnesium, manganese, boron, sulphur, aluminium, silicon and titan.
What are the benefits of sea buckthorn?
Regularly eating small quantities of sea buckthorn berries strengthens the immune system and helps prevent various illnesses in winter. Sea buckthorn is also good after surgery or trauma: it alleviates infections, relieves pain, heals wounds, kills microbes and promotes the recovery of injured tissue. Sea buckthorn lowers cholesterol and reduces vessel calcification. It can be used in cases of stomach, liver and bowel disease, brings relief to people suffering from skin and joint diseases, reduces the discomfort of menopause and helps beat alcoholism.