Benefits of Sea Buckthorn plant
Abundant in vitamin C far more than brier or citrics are, sea buckthorn is used in the food industry, sylviculture, and pharmacy, and its positive effects can be seen in effectively treating illnesses, especially liver problems.
Description of Sea Buckthorn plantSea buckthorn is a tall shrub measuring about 1.5-3.5 meters tall and is covered in thorns. It grows in clusters on river shores, in swampy areas and even on gravel.
Sea buckthorn is harvested in the period between August - September. It is recommended that sea buckthorn fruits be harvested before the first frost settles in so as to avoid the sudden diminish of the vitamin C that it contains.
Proprieties and benefits of Sea BuckthornSea buckthorn is an energizer, anti-anemic, abundant in vitamins, anti-inflammatory herb, and it also decreases appetite (in cases of treatments against obesity). At the same time it speeds up the recovery process after an illness, it's a good coronary protector and it can also slow down the aging process.
Due to the presence of a large amount of vitamins that it contains (C, A, B1, B2, B6, B9, E, K, P, F, as well as phosphoric microelements, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and sodium), sea buckthorn is used effectively in treating liver failures, improving the detoxification of the hepatic cell. It contributes to the synthetization of proteins and through the considerable amount of carotene that it contains, it?s also effective at preventing cancer. Furthermore it gives a relaxing sensation with slightly narcotic effects.
TreatmentGastric and duodenal ulcer, allergies, diarrhea, nettle rash, rheumatism, neuro-endocrinological afflictions can be treated by using sea buckthorn oil. It can also be used against alcohol dependency, anemia, asthenia and stress.
In treating ophtalmological afflictions, hypertension and gingivitis, sea buckthorn is an excellent treatment mixed with other medicinal herbs.
Extraordinary results were obtained from processing sea buckthorn in pharmaceutical laboratories. The products obtained were used in treating depressions, Parkinson diseases, tumors, adenomas and leukemia.
Thermal and chemical burns, chilblains and infectious eczemas are treated with the aid of products containing sea buckthorn or sea buckthorn oil.
Positive effects were obtained from treating psoriasis with sea buckthorn (under the form of tea or tincture).
Macerated sea buckthorn is used in cases of common cold or flu.
Sea buckthorn teaFrom sea buckthorn tea can be prepared containing a sort of oil obtained from fruits, syrup, macerated sea buckthorn, tincture, juice, nectar, jam, jelly, sweets, jelly fruit, liquors and various alcoholic drinks.
Tea is recommended in cases of diarrhea, rheumatism, skin diseases, and nettle rash. It is obtained by putting two spoons of mashed fruits into 500ml boiled water. After leaving the pot covered for about 30 minutes its content is passed through a sieve.
Sea buckthorn fruit oilFruit oil is prepared from 150g of fresh fruits, over which 150ml of sunflower oil. The pot is kept at room temperature for 3 weeks stirred from time to time. After that, the seeds get crushed and placed in oil once again. After two days of being kept in a luminous warm place, the oil on the surface which should be clear is moved into another bowl. Thirty drops are administrated three times a day over a period of minimum three weeks.
By mixing half a litre of juice with half a litre of honey, fruit syrup is obtained. After homogenization the syrup is kept in the fridge. The treatment is long lasting and consists of taking from four to six spoons of syrup a day.
Macerated sea buckthornMacerated sea buckthorn is prepared by crushing 500g of sea buckthorn seeds over which 500g of honey is poured. This mixture is digested by taking a spoonful each day to keep the body resistant to cold and flu.
From sea buckthorn a decoct can be obtained by using two handfuls of sea buckthorn twigs which are left to sit in half a liter of water from morning till evening after which they are passed through a sieve. The macerated mixture is left aside and the twigs are crushed and boiled for 20 minutes after which it is passed through a sieve and left to cool down. It gets mixed with the other two mixtures and it is consumed in a day.
Sea buckthorn tinctureSea buckthorn tincture is made from seven spoons of sea buckthorn powder which are put in a bottle. Over the powder 250ml of alimental alcohol heated to 70 or 80 degrees is poured. It is left to macerate for 15 days, stirred every once in awhile and is then passed through a sieve.
Sea buckthorn can also produce a disinfectant which is applied on the affected spots. A handful of sea buckthorn twigs finely cut are boiled in half a litre of vinegar for 10 minutes. It is then left to cool down and after that it gets strained. The remaining twigs are burnt and the resulting ash is mixed with the mixture based on vinegar obtained before; thus a sort of unguent is formed. This mixture is recommended in cases of scabs.