Seabuckthorn fascinates with several names like pastures thorn, dune thorn, pheasant berry, hawthorn, sea buckthorn, red sloe or sand berry. Quite a lot of names for a plant species that belongs to the oil plants. The seabuckthorn’s hometown is Asia. In particular the Himalaya, Nepal and Tibet. The healing plant spreaded very fast to the West. Meanwhile Russia and China are the biggest producers of seabuckthorn, because the shrubs can grow perfectly in great heights. The seabuckthorn grows as a deciduous shrub and reaches heights up to 6 meters.
Seabuckthorn is used against vitamin deficiencies, because its berries are ideal vitamin bombs and contain ten times more vitamin C than lemons. But not only this, seabuckthorn oil helps with bedsore and irritated skin, protects against noxious UV radiation and gets used for the treatment of neurodermatitis. Further important ingredients are found in sea buckthorn: Vitamin A, B1, B2, E, F, K und P, as well as iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, …. To sum up: Everything that is important for your body!
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Seabuckthorn was already used in the Middle Ages as a healing plant to stop bleedings and as well as a remedy for seasickness.