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Why do people take sea buckthorn?

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Though not proven in human clinical trials, people say they take sea buckthorn specifically to try to:

  • Treat stomach or intestinal problems
  • Improve blood pressure or blood cholesterol
  • Prevent or manage blood vessel or heart disease
  • Complement cancer treatment
  • Boost immunity and prevent infections
  • Treat obesity
  • Improve symptoms of cirrhosis
  • Improve eyesight or dry eyes
  • Treat respiratory problems such as asthma, colds, and pneumonia

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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