Sea buckthorn is a hardy, cold-climate plant originating from the mountains of China and Russia. Its Latin name, Hippophae rhamnoides, means "making horses bright," a reference to the food given to the 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 and K, carotenoids and sterols, a substance that aids in cell function. Uses of the sea buckthorn include cancer treatment, cardiovascular health and wound treatment. The Chinese use sea buckthorn in herbal medicine to treat heart problems; sea buckthorn is effective in decreasing blood pressure, heart rate, plasma cholesterol and triglycerides, while also reducing stress on the small blood vessels within the heart. One component of the sea buckthorn's oil, palmitoleic acid, is also present in human skin, which explains why it is used for burns, wound healing, infections and skin diseases. This oil also has UV-blocking properties, aids in skin regeneration and promotes shiny, healthy hair -- just as it did for Khan's horses.
Sea Buckthorn Powder (Hippophae)
- Here are a few of the ailments Seabuckthorn Powder can provide relief for: • Blood Pressure (lowers) • Burns • Cancer • Skin Diseases