What is sea buckthorn?
Unlike the name itself, is not found in the sea for sure :) Sea buckthorn berries grow on shrubs in the Himalayas. It is also known as the holy fruit of the Himalayas (source: Healthline). Its flowers & leaves are used for the prevention as well as treatment of medical problems.Sea buckthorn fruit is a vegan source of all four omega fatty acids that boost cardiovascular health, which is what sets it apart.
Can you eat sea buckthorn?
Yes indeed! A primitive tea prepared from sea buckthorn leaves is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, is known to boost immunity, regulate blood pressure & reduce cholesterol.Sea buckthorn softgels are also available for daily consumption as a health supplement.
Nutrients in sea buckthorn
The oil of sea buckthorn is rich in several minerals, vitamins & natural antioxidants that prevent aging as well as illnesses such as heart disease & cancer.Sea buckthorn berries contain large amounts of biotin, vitamins B1, B2, B6, vitamin C & vitamin E.The nutrient quercetin, which is a flavonoid found in the leaves and seeds of sea buckthorn, is said to improve heart health and reduce blood pressure.The oil of the fruit is also said to be among the rare vegan sources of all four omega fatty acids, which include omega-3, 6, 7 & 9. Thus, more than half of the fats contained in sea buckthorn oil are polyunsaturated & monounsaturated oils - both healthy.
Also, Healthline has quoted a study that indicated that consuming 0.75 ml of sea buckthorn oil daily for 30 days helped reduce blood pressure levels in people with high blood pressure. Levels of triglycerides, as well as total and “bad” LDL cholesterol, also dropped in those who had high cholesterol.
Similar studies have indicated that sea buckthorn can promote the health of the liver as it contains vitamin E, healthy fats, and carotenoids. These nutrients are known to protect against liver damage.
Sea buckthorn is also said to improve both insulin sensitivity & insulin secretion, which can prevent type 2 diabetes, however, more studies need to be conducted to substantiate this claim.
Sea buckthorn benefits for skin
Sea buckthorn boosts skin health. Sea buckthorn oil is extracted from the leaves, seeds & berries of the shrub and added to skin care products. It gets rid of blemishes, heals scars, and aids in the regeneration of damaged skin. What's more, its anti-inflammatory properties help prevent breakouts & heal the skin from deep within. It provides deep hydration and moisture to skin.
Is sea buckthorn oil non comedogenic?
As mentioned earlier in the article, sea buckthorn oil has a perfect balance of omega 3 & omega 6. It has been found to be lower on the comedogenic scale, which makes it safe for use on acne-prone skin as it is not likely to clog pores.
In all, this one ingredient has all that your skin needs - anti-ageing, moisturizing, hydration, and most importantly, healing.
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