Food and Nutrition: Sea Buckthorn
Fatty acids in sea buckthorn oil helps signal your body to stop storing fat which helps with weight management.
Contrary to what its name suggests, sea buckthorn oil does not come from the sea. Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) has been used throughout history by the Ancient Greeks, Tibetans, and is referenced in ancient texts going back to the Tang dynasty.
- Oral and topical applications of sea buckthorn promotes skin hydration, elasticity, and skin regeneration, and even helps treat and prevent acne.
- Sea buckthorn oil may be beneficial for rosacea, a chronic inflammatory condition that causes small red bumps on the face.
- Protects against cerebral infraction.
- Increases HDL lipoprotein cholesterol.
- Provides relief from dry eye, a condition commonly seen in older people and menopausal women and is often caused by hormonal changes.
- Omega 3 fatty acids in this oil reduce inflammation (and therefore redness), burning and itching while vitamin E helps heal skin quickly and reduce scarring.
- The high vitamin C content makes it appealing in face creams and serums because of the compound’s collagen-forming abilities.
- The oil reduces the concentrations of aflatoxins in the liver and diminishes their adverse effects to prevent liver damage.
- Improves atopic dermatitis.
- Improves blood counts after chemotherapy.
- Help soothe the mucosal tissue in the digestive tract, and may also be useful in treating gastric ulcers. It also promotes healing of ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Vitamin B12 in this oil can help improve cognitive decline to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.