Sea Buckthorn

Also indexed as:Buckthorn (Sea), Hippophae rhamnoides
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Botanical names:
Hippophae rhamnoides

How It Works

Sea buckthorn berries contain flavonoids such as isorhamnetin,37 as well as vitamins and other factors that might contribute to its activity.38 The oil in the pulp and seed is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.39

How to Use It

Fresh or frozen sea buckthorn berries have been used at 28 to 100 grams daily. Two to five grams per day of sea buckthorn oil has been used. Flavonoids from sea buckthorn have been taken at 30 mg per day. Sea buckthorn can also be use topically with a 10% to 20% sea buckthorn cream, or by adding sea buckthorn oil to skin dressings.

Where to Find It

Sea buckthorn berries are used, either as the whole berry, berry puree or juice, or the oil derived from the fruit or its seeds. The plant is native to Europe and Asia.

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