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What skin problems may be treated with sea buckthorn?

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People use sea buckthorn as a sunscreen or cosmetic, and for a variety of skin problems such as:

  • Radiation damage
  • Exanthemata, a skin rash usually found in children
  • Bedsores, burns, or cuts
  • Acne, dermatitis, or dry skin Talk with your doctor before you try it, so you know if it's safe for you to use.

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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