Master plant: Hippophae rhamnoides L.
Elaeagnaceae (Oleaster family)
Oleum Hippophae rhamnoides
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.
Compared to sea buckthorn pulp oil it is slightly lighter in color and less fruity in smell and taste. It can be added dropwise to yogurt or smoothies or mixed with neutral vegetable oils used in fruity salads. Colors very strong!
Also available as organic oil.
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