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|For enhancing natural beauty Sea Buckthorn offers a wealth of vitamins & nutriments and is recognized around the world for its many benefits for skin, hair and nails as a super skin nutrition. It's a pure nature berry botanical that produces extreme glowing skin and shining hair. Among the 41 carotenoids found in Seabuckthorn are; alpha, beta and gamma carotene, lutein, lycopene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, taraxanthin and phytofluin!|
It is an amazing anti-aging, antioxidant, and medicinal skin care botanical that can be taken as a daily dietary supplement to nourish womens skin, revitalizing & restoring it to its natural balance.
The omega 9 oil in Sea Buckthorn helps to produce clear skin, treats burns, eczema, wounds, and sores to help improve the overall condition of the mucous membranes including erosions, ulcers and lesions.
For women who wish to reduce the signs of aging and maintain a youthful glow, Sea Buckthorn successfully combats wrinkles, dryness and various symptoms suffered with malnourished or prematurely aging skin and the natural powder can be used for a face mask and hair and scalp rinse treatment.
While there is no doubt that Sea Buckthorn definitely qualifies as a model citizen of the plant kingdom, it is the breadth and depth of its bio-active compounds that has stimulated the increased interest in recent years. As Mark Blumenthal of the American Botanical Council stated:
" If there ever was an herb that could qualify for the next generation of herbal luminaries, I would nominate Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides).
Buckthorn plant contains over 190 nutritional compounds. While the
nourishing and healing qualities of Sea
Buckthorn are relatively new to the West, they have been well known
in the Far East for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Word has it that Genghis Khan fed the leaves and
berries to his legendary horses during his dramatic conquest of Asia. In fact
a component of Sea Buckthorns
botanical name, Hippophae means bright shining horse.
Seabuckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides L. benefits summary
Vitamins C and E - contains 12 times more vitamin C than what is found in an orange). Vitamin E is also present in ample amounts that contribute to improved cardiovascular health.
Folic acid (or vitamin B9) - is crucial for the growth and maintenance of new cells. This vitamin becomes even more essential during pregnancy.
Vitamin K - has been linked to healthy blood. It prevents the thinning of blood.
Carotenoids - containing a large variety of these potent antioxidants.
Omega Complex - including 3, 6, 7 and 9. These fatty acids are essential for reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Flavonoids - these organic compounds have shown anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial effect as well as being good antioxidants. Seabuckthorn is another emerging giant in the world of superfoods. More studies are currently being done on this berry which will provide even more information on its great nutritional characteristics.
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Read the book on this amazing ancient Asian vita-rich berry bush
Sea Buckthorn: Hippophae Rhamnoides L.: Production and Utilization by Thomas S. C. Li
The fruit, seed and leaves contain an impressive array of antioxidant compounds. The concentration of vitamin C in the berries reaches 2500mg/100g depending on the species.
Sea Buckthorn berries are also a rich source of vitamin E, carotenoids, flavonoids, sterols
including beta sitosterol; stanols, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and polar lipids.
The leaves are an equally rich source of important antioxidants including beta
carotene, vitamin E, flavonoids, catechins, elagic acid, ferulic acid, folic
acid and significant values of calcium, magnesium and potassium. The dried leaves
also provide an important source of protein at 24%.
In addition to its carotenoid and vitamin E content, the oil from the Sea Buckthorn berry contains on average 35% of the rare and valuable palmitoleic acid (16:1n-7). This rare fatty acid is a component of skin fat and is known to support cell, tissue and wound healing. The seed oil is characterized by its high oleic acid content (17%) and its one to one ratio of omega 3 (alpha linolenic) and omega 6 (linoleic) at approximately 34% and 31% respectively.
The relationship of equivalence between the two
omegas is critical because they self-check each other in a delicate balance
to regulate thousands of metabolic functions through prostaglandin pathways.
Nearly every biologic function is somehow interconnected with the delicate balance
between Omega-6 and Omega-3.
Preparations from the fruit, seeds, leaves and bark of Sea Buckthorn have demonstrated great promise in the treatment of the mucous membranes including ulcers and gastro-intestinal disorders as well as vaginal problems.
Additional studies have shown that Sea Buckthorn
oils and juice have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and have
a cholesterol lowering activity.
The oils are effective in the treatment of burns, bedsores and such skin conditions as dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, acne, psoriasis and the effects of sun damage. The powerful synergies and antioxidant properties of Sea Buckthorn fruit, leaves and oils support the immune system, eye health, are anti-senescent, reduce cholesterol, support cardiovascular health, muscle nourishment, strengthens cell walls, regulate endocrine function, regulate blood lipids, and have significant anti-inflammatory activity and pain reduction. It is generally accepted in the cosmetic industry that Sea Buckthorn oils have unique anti-aging properties and stimulate tissue regeneration.
There is no doubt western women will cherish the numerous benefits offered by Sea Buckthorn. This ancient plant from the East with its powerful and healing synergies has much to contribute to this planet and its inhabitants. We can look forward to continued revelations of Sea Buckthorns many benefits through the increasing interest and development of its abundant and valuable properties.
Sea Buckthorn berries belong to the most vitamin-packed fruits of all flora. They have in addition many valuable substances for nutritional purposes. These have among others also antioxidative activities. The oils from the seeds and from the flesh of the berries, which is different, contains fatty acids in considerable concentrations, among others the important omega 3 -& 9 components.
Sea buckthorn has played an important role in traditional medicine of Asian peoples for over one thousand years. Scientific work for the pharmacological use of the Sea buckthorn, especially of the oil, was started in the former USSR about 1930. The extraction and the medical application of secondary substances from Sea buckthorn (seeds, leaves and wood bark) is part of more scientific work in China and India.
The fruits of Seabuckthorn Hippophae rhamnoides L. have been used as a drug by traditional Tibetan & Mongolian medicine since ancient times. According to historical records, China was the first to country to use Seabuckthorn as a drug.
In 1977, this plant was formally listed in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. Seabuckthorn contains biologically active substances with pharmacological effects on the cardiovascular and the immune system, and anti-senility, anti-inflammation and anti-radiation effects.
Chinese natives have been using the medicinal
properties of this botanical for centuries to help in blood circulation,
Cytoprotective and antioxidant activity of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) flavones against tert-butyl hydroperoxide-induced cytotoxicity in lymphocytes.
Adaptogenic and safety evaluation of seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) leaf extract: a dose dependent study.
determination of catechin, rutin, quercetin kaempferol and isorhamnetin in the
extract of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) leaves by RP-HPLC with DAD.
Download another PDF from the Academy of TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine of China, Beijing.
The Medicinal Research and Development of Sea Buckthorn
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Li, Thomas S. C. and Beveridge, Thomas H. J. Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides L.): Production and Utilization. Ottawa: NRC Research Press. 2003
Quirin, K.W. and D. Gerard (1993). Sea-buckthorn pulp and kernel oils: valuable lipids for skin care. Unpublished Report, Flavex Natuuextrakte Co. 8 p.
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