Sea Buckthorn is a unique poly-vitamin fruit rich in antioxidants (including Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and anthocyanins) unsaturated fatty acids, and biologically active substances that help maintain healthy immune system, promote healthy skin and hair, and support resistance to the effects of free radicals.
Sea buckthorn is a hardy, cold-climate plant originating from the mountains of China and Russia. This valuable plant multi-tasks as a food and medicinal source and as a barrier to prevent soil erosion in Northern climates. Its Latin name, Hippophae rhamnoides, means "making horses bright," a reference to the food of horses belonging to Genghis Khan's troops. It produces berries that last through winter, providing vitamin C, E, folate, carotenoids, flavonoids and fatty acids. The seed's oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, K, carotenoids and sterols, a substance that aids in cell function. Uses of the sea buckthorn include cancer treatment, cardiovascular health and wound treatment. Talk to a doctor before taking sea buckthorn for any medicinal purpose.