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What is sea buckthorn and why do people use it?

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It’s a shrub whose leaves, flowers, seeds, and berries are used in teas, oils, or concentrates for a number of health problems. Sea buckthorn is thought to remove free radicals, molecules that can damage cells. It’s not been proven in human studies, but people take sea buckthorn to treat stomach, skin, and respiratory problems, boost immunity, and improve eyesight, among other reasons.

Limited evidence shows that sea buckthorn may help with:

  • Dry eyes
  • Atopic dermatitis

From: Sea Buckthorn WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Standard: "Sea buckthorn ( )." Hippophae rhamnoides

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Sea Buckthorn."

Dulf, F. 2012. Chemistry Central Journal,

Fatima, T. , 2012. PLoS ONE

Suomela, J. Sept. 20, 2006. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,

Larmo, P. , August 2010. Journal of Nutrition

Johansson, A. October 2000. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry,

 

 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Natural Standard: "Sea buckthorn ( )." Hippophae rhamnoides

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Sea Buckthorn."

Dulf, F. 2012. Chemistry Central Journal,

Fatima, T. , 2012. PLoS ONE

Suomela, J. Sept. 20, 2006. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,

Larmo, P. , August 2010. Journal of Nutrition

Johansson, A. October 2000. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry,

 

 

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on May 30, 2019

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