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Health Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Extract


Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a berry-filled bush from Europe and Central Asia that has long been used in traditional medicine to prevent aging, promote heart health, and clear up the skin.Sea buckthorn (Hipphophae rhamnoides) is a medicinal plant long used in herbal medicine. Available in supplement form, sea buckthorn extract contains a variety of essential fatty acids and antioxidants (including vitamin C, vitamin E, and anthocyanins ). Proponents claim that sea buckthorn offers a wide range of health benefits.

Benefits of Sea Buckthorn Extract


Sea buckthorn supplements may help treat atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema).

Wound Healing

Scientists discovered that topically applied sea buckthorn seed oil helped speed up the healing of burn wounds in rats.When applied on top of the skin, sea buckthorn leaf extract helped to speed up the healing process of skin wounds in albino rats. The extract decreased the wound size and increased the production of proteins that help to heal wounds.An injection of sea buckthorn extract improved the recovery of tendon injuries in rats by promoting better fiber alignment and protein growth that contributes to the overall structure of the muscle. 


Researchers found that sea buckthorn may help keep blood sugar in check and protect against type 2 diabetes.Sea buckthorn seed extracts lowered high blood pressure caused by a high-sugar diet in mice. It has a possible use for fighting against high blood pressure in diabetics.In mice, sea buckthorn extract lowered sugar and fat levels in the blood, which are common diabetes symptoms

Reduces Clotting

Sea buckthorn oil consumed orally in a twelve-person study lowered the amount of clotting of white blood cells and therefore reduced a risk factor for heart disease.

Side Effects

As sea buckthorn can lower blood pressure, a possible side effect may be an excessive lowering of the blood pressure that might be harmful to the patient.

Use of sea buckthorn may slow blood clotting and should, therefore, be avoided in patients with cuts, deep injuries, or before surgery. 

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