Sea buckthorn is a small, yellow-orange to orange-red berry superfruit that grows primarily high in the Himalayan Mountains, which makes it particularly hearty. It is even called “Holy Fruit” or Wonder Berry. It is exposed, under the conditions of high altitude, and extremely strong ultra violet radiation due to its proximity to the sun. This plant becomes a ‘super’ food. It is extremely life-giving and enhances both health and beauty.
What Makes Sea buckthorn a Super Food?
This tiny yellow-orange berry is approximately one third of the size of a blueberry, yet packs 12 times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. With high amounts of protein, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, the sea buckthorn berry is a powerful food, hence being considered a super food. It is known to be one of the most nutritious and vitamin-rich foods in the world and offering benefits both internally and externally, sea buckthorn is quickly becoming as popular as acai berry and pomegranate.
The fruit has been used to heal psoriasis and make skin glow, boost immunity, slow aging. The leaves and flowers are used to treat arthritis, infectious diseases such as measles, and can treat skin rashes. The berries are used to help prevent infections, improve sight, and slow the aging process. The seed or berry oil in sea buckthorn is also used as a supplemental source of vitamins C, A, and E, beta-carotene, and minerals. It’s also highly used in anti-aging products. The oil is commonly taken internally to deal with ulcers and other inflammation issues such as in the throat or skin.
Weight Loss and fight disease
Sea buckthorn recently received praise from Dr. Oz as studies have shown its ability to contribute to weight loss by preventing the storage of excess fat. With weight loss also comes a decrease of diseases like heart disease and diabetes. It’s ability to lower levels of CRP (C-reactive protein), a protein associated with inflammation, has also linked sea buckthorn to reduced levels of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
Sea buckthorn is natures answer for skin and beauty. Sea Buckthorn has been traditionally used for a wide range of skin ailments for its revered nourishing, regenerative, and restorative actions. This fruit gives your skin that healthy and glowing skin. It is also loaded with antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, and studies show that these two nutrient powerhouses can prevent wrinkles.
Moisturizer and Exfoliator
The sea buckthorn berry works wonderful for topical uses as well. The high vitamin C content makes it appealing in face creams and serums because of the compound’s collagen-forming abilities. Vitamin C keeps your skin firm, elastic, looking less wrinkled and is known for its restorative properties. The results look promising. Sea buckthorn oil is well-known today for its healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. When used topically, it's a great natural cleanser and exfoliator.
Calm your skin
For irritated skin, sea buckthorn can be extremely therapeutic. Omega 3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, redness, burning and itching while vitamin E helps heal skin quickly and reduce scarring.
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