Sea Buckthorn Plant – Information On Planting Sea Buckthorn Trees

What Is Sea Buckthorn?

Sea buckthorn (Bucklyia serrata) is a member of the mint family. It grows in tropical regions around the world including India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Australia. Its leaves are dark green with purple veins and it produces small white flowers that have five petals each. They bloom from April through June.

How To Grow Sea Buckthorn Tree?

The best way to grow sea buckthorn tree is to start seeds indoors. You can sow them in a pot or in soil. If you want to plant them outdoors, then you need to make sure they get enough sunlight during the day and at night when there is no direct sun. Also, make sure that your house doesn’t have any tall trees or walls so that the light won’t reach your plants.

How To Use Sea Buckthorn Leaves For Health Benefits?

It is believed that sea buckthorn leaf extract may help treat various health conditions such as asthma, allergies, arthritis, diabetes mellitus type 2 and others. It can also improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation. There are several studies which show the benefits of sea buckthorn leaf extract for treating different diseases. However, there aren’t many scientific studies on its use in preventing cancer.

How To Use Sea Buckthorn Fruit For Health Benefits?

Sea buckthorn fruit is used to produce oil that can be ingested or applied externally. There isn’t enough evidence that sea buckthorn oil is effective in treating any medical conditions. You may use it as a moisturizer or in salad dressings. It shouldn’t be used for frying food.

How To Make Sea Buckthorn Oil?

Wash the berries and then dry them thoroughly.

Sources & references used in this article:

Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.): a multipurpose plant by TSC Li, WR Schroeder – HortTechnology, 1996 – journals.ashs.org

Sea buckthorn production guide by TSC Li, C McLoughlin – Canada Seabuckthorn Enterprises …, 1997 – raffa.grandmenage.info

Product development of sea buckthorn by TSC Li – Trends in new crops and new uses. ASHS Press …, 2002 – hort.purdue.edu

Biotechnological interventions in sea buckthorn (Hippophae L.): current status and future prospects by RK Kalia, R Singh, MK Rai, GP Mishra, SR Singh… – Trees, 2011 – Springer

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