The sea buckthorn bush is native to Asia and Europe and has an affinity for sandy soil. This bright berry contains an exceptionally high content of vitamin C about 12 times as much as orange.
Unlike most plant foods, sea buckthorn contains B12, a nutrient usually found in animal products, making it popular with vegetarians and vegans.
Sea buckthorn is a real beauty expert. The rich oil from the seeds and pulp protects skin and strengthens its barrier function. Sea buckthorn oil applied to the skin may help reduce the signs of aging, such as age spots, wrinkles, blemishes and scars. The generous range of antioxidants and tocopherols in the oil reduces oxidative stress in the skin, helps boost collagen production, and stimulates healing. Sea buckthorn oil’s moisturising element and healing components can help to quickly soothe sunburn and work to rapidly eliminate the irritation.
Because of the generous amounts of vitamin E in sea buckthorn oil, its use may help wounds heal. The natural antibacterial properties of the oil may also aid in preventing wound infection. This healing oil is often used as a treatment method for healing bedsores, burns, for acne, forms of dermatitis such as eczema, or dry skin.
When used in topical application, sea buckthorn oil can provide pain-relieving effects to wounds, skin abrasions, and injuries, as well as soothe the discomfort of sprains and arthritic joints. Sea buckthorn oil may also contribute to a healthy liver and help to prevent and treat stomach ulcers. Studies show that it may help reduce blood sugar levels by increasing insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity and help in preventing diabetes.
Sea buckthorn is also rich in flavonoids which are beneficial plant compounds that strengthen your immune system by increasing resistance to illnesses.
- Fresh berry tea
If you’re lucky enough to find fresh berries, you can bring them to a boil with some water and sweeten in with our sea buckthorn infused honey.
- Salad dressing
Sea buckthorn infused Honey with a bit of vinegar can be a perfect addition to salad dressings.
- Sea buckthorn granola
Use Sea Buckthorn infused Honey to sweeten your homemade granola, the flavour will not be too sweet but rather tangy and fresh.
- Savoury dishes
In savoury dishes, sea buckthorn works really well as a replacement for lemon or orange. It’s great with fish, or game, or duck can be a nice match too, and it makes a lovely twist to a recipe if you want to try something a little bit different.
- Desserts and cakes
Use our Sea Buckthorn infused Honey as a sugar replacement in your favourite cake & dessert recipes.