Master plant: Hippophae rhamnoides L.
Elaeagnaceae (Oleaster family)
The Seabuckthorn is native to Europe and northern parts of Asia. As described in the eighth century Tibetan medical book ?Gyad Bzi?, Seabuckthorn contains over 190 nutritional compounds in the seeds, fruit and leaves. While each of these compounds is effective on its own, it is their synergies which make Seabuckthorn such a powerful nutraceutical.
The plant's preferred places are gravel meadows of mountain rivers and coastal dunes. Oleaster plants are also used often as ornamental shrubs.
Characteristics and subtances:
Seabuckthornseed oil contains more than 80% in essential fatty acids in particular approx. 30% in alpha-linolenic acid as well as other vitamins, carotenoids, fruit acids like malic acid and quinic acid and sugar alcohols which are included especially in the seeds of fresh, ripe fruits.
The Sanddorn supports the immune system, helps maintain healthy skin from the inside and helps in the case of dry mucous membranes (eyes, vagina, mouth)
In Central Europe, Seabuckthornseed oil is part of numerous cosmetic products.