sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

« Sea buckthorn has more than nine times the quantity of vitamin C found in citrus fruits »

Common name(s): sea buckthorn


Family: Elaeagnaceae


Origin: Europe, Asia


Parts used: leaves, flowers, fruits


Constituents: proanthocyanidins, dimeric, trimeric, tetrameric, Vitamins(C, B1, B2, B6, A, E, F, P, K1, D, carotenoids, lycopene), minerals (macronutrients, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, nickel), tocopherols, tocotrienols, unsaturated fatty acids (palmitooleic acid, gamma-linolenic acid), antioxidants


Therapeutic actions: antiatherogenic, antiaggregative, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-ulcerogenic, hepato-protective


Organs or systems affected: blood, liver, bones, central nervous system, immune system, gastrointestinal system, muscles, cardiovascular system, skin


Main medicinal uses:

  • protects the heart against cardiovascular disease
  • cleans blood
  • helps protect the liver
  • enhances the immune system
  • relieves muscle spasm
  • reduces effect of sunburns
  • boosts circulation
  • treats infections

Counterindications: Generally considered safe in normal daily amounts in food of herbal teas. Avoid use during pregnancy. Sea nuckthors might lower blood pressure when taken as medicine. Use with care and consult your doctor for prolonged used.


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