Sea Buckthorn




The Miraculous berry straight away from himalayan region, which is rarely available thing on earth having such a holistic range of almost everything that a human body needs. 

Sea-buckthorn can be personified as gold which is completely natural, wildly grown in Ladakh and Himalayan region, where life rarely exists. Surviving in such harsh conditions makes it gold of wellness sector. It’s roots goes deep 200 feet down because of which it becomes rich in 190 biologically active compounds which being water soluble are not stored by human body, but are needed on daily basis. These compounds include all the major vitamins, minerals, omega 3,6,9 & rarest omega 7, flavonoids, antioxidants, 42 lipids, 21 amino acids, organic acids, folic acids and tocopherols which makes it a Wonder Berry!

This Wonder Berry is a humble shrub of the Himalayas where every part of the plant – fruit, leaf, twig, root and thorn – has been traditionally used for medicines and nutritional supplements. Hardy, drought-resistant and tolerant to extreme temperatures from – 43º C to + 40º C makes it a no match fruit and natural substance available on our planet. 

Sea-buckthorn berries are locally known as ‘Drilbu‘ and ‘Chharma’ in Himachal and SASTA LULU in regions of Leh and Ladakh.

1-Even people believe that it contains properties similar to sanjiveeni booti, used in Ramayana to revive Lakshamana, Lord Shri Rama’s younger brother. Hence, it has referred sometimes as Modern Sanjeeveni Booti. 

 2-Mongolian emperor Changez Khan was a great emperor of 13th century and one of secret of his war strategies was to provide endurance to his soldiers and horses with the help of miracle berry sea-buckthorn.

 3 Greek believed that sea-buckthorn was a great food for war horses and race horses thats why they named sea-buckthorn as  “ Hippophae Rhamnoides ” which literally translated means “shiny horse “.
 4-The medicinal value of sea-buckthorn was recorded as early as the 8th century
The ancient Tibetan medical book of 18th century “ Sibu Yidian” 30 pages on 
sea-buckthorn in the Tibetan medicinal text, rGyud Bzi  in itself is the chronicle.
5-Sea buckthorn is the main part of diet for Chinese Olympians. And in 2008 Olympics at Beijing, sea buckthorn was the “National Drink”.

 6-There are now more than 120 scientific research studies on sea buckthorn for its number of health benefits. There is an extensive body of research on Sea-buckthorn from all over the world. Clinical trials have established that it is a wonder berry and the super fruit of the century.

7-In The West well known personalities such as Dr Oz on “The Dr Oz Show, Oprah Winfrey on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, Dr Ro the health Guru, Melissa Walsh the celebrity makeup artist and many more have endorsed the beneficial effects of sea-buckthorn for health and beauty. 

8-  Sea-buckthorn has also been used in traditional ‘Amchi‘ system of medicine for centuries in Ladakh.

Key Nutrients Of Sea-buckthorn
Rare Omega 7
 Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3, 6 and 9
 Rich Source of Antioxidants
 Super Oxide Dismutase
 Vitamin-B Complex
 5HTP (Hydroxytryptophan)
 Vitamin-A and Carotenoids
Amino Acids
Polyphenolic Compounds
Other Contents
Rare Omega 7

Omega 7 
omega 7 is an essential and rare fatty acid is known as palmitoleic acid which is in abundance in sea-buckthorn .

Omega 7 has gained popularity in recent years due to its many health benefits such as:

1- weight management
 omega 7 stop weight gain by preventing calories from being stored as excessive fats by sending signals to the brain of body and helps to reduce weight.

2-Omega 7 for public face of your body that is  healthy hair, skin and nails

3- Omega 7 is excellent for its moisturising properties .

4- Beneficial in gastrointestinal health
Omega 7 helps to lubricate mucous membrane of gastrointestinal tract, thereby, relief in digestive problems, acidity and ulcers that cause worst problems like pain and burning in the stomach.

5- Omega 7 for a healthy heart
like omega 3 is friend for your heart as it reduces bad cholesterol but omega 7 is best friend as helps in reducing bad cholesterol as well as enhancing good cholesterol (HDL).
 Omega 7 can smooth the arterial insides and strengthen the walls of the arteries.

6- Beneficial in maintaining  diabetes
 Omega 7 helps in reducing glucose levels by improving insulin resistance and proves to be beneficial in diabetes.

7- Omega 7 for healthy eyes
It eliminates the dryness of the eyes and maintains moisture in the eyes. Reduce fatigue and pain in the eyes. Eliminate redness and irritation in the eyes.hence there are clinical report of sea-buckthorn playing a crucial role in dry eye syndrome cure
Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3, 6 and 9
There is a belief in the world that only fish is the rich source of omega 3, but unlike this perception, the sea buckthorn is also a permanent and rich source of fatty acids omega 3, 6, 9 as well as rare omega 7.

Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 occur in a balanced proportion naturally in sea buckthorn, which is directed by many institutes for better health and their consumption is essential for a healthy body. Therefore they are called essential protective nutrients or essential fatty acids. They have many health benefits such as:

These are helpful in maintaining all the tissues, skin, organs, breathing system, blood flow and brain in the body.
These are helpful in reducing triglycerides.
These help in reducing cholesterol and LDL for cardiovascular health.
These boost the immune system.
These keep joints healthy.
These also help in keeping the cells healthy by strengthening the outer membrane of the cells.

Sea-buckthorn fruit and leaves have been found rich in antioxidants like superoxide dimutase enzyme, vitamin C and E, carotenoids and flavoniods. (Yang and Kallio 2002).

ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a way to know the antioxidant capacity of any food. Seabuckthorn has more than approximately 100000 ORAC value.

Super Oxide Dismutase
Sea buckthorn provides SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) 5 times more than ginseng

Sea buckthorn also has a very good amount of SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) which mainly works to protect free radical damage in Brain . It is a type of enzyme, which repairs the cells and protects the cells from a radical named as super oxide. SOD acts as catalyst. It converts the super oxide radical into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide and prevents cell damage.
12 Times More Vitamin-C than Orange

Vitamin-C in form of ascorbic acid prevents us from chronic diseases like cancer and scurvy. Vitamin C boosts our immune system, reduces high blood pressure, protects from cataract, cardiovascular disease, maintains elasticity of skin, helps in wound healing and controls symptoms of asthma. Vitamin – C has also been shown to be essential to the creation, stability and maintenance of collagen, the substance that keeps skin looking plump and youthful. However, Vitamin C can be difficult for the skin to absorb, it can oxidize very rapidly and you need a high concentration to reap the benefits. Sea Buckthorn contains of the highest concentrations of Vitamin C in the plant kingdom.

Studies have proven that the vitamin C content of Seabuckthorn is 4 – 100 fold higher than many other fruits or vegetables.

Vitamin-B Complex
Sea buckthorn is the main source of Vitamin-B Complex

Actually Vitamin-B complex is the group of eight B Vitamins, and these are dependent on each other. Every part of the group of vitamin-B needs the other parts of vitamin-B in order to efficiently provide benefits to the body. That’s why it is called vitamin-B Complex. Vitamin-B helps to convert food into glucose in the body. It helps to keep a healthy nervous system, enhance immunity and produce certain hormones in the body. Vitamin-B12 is the most important B vitamin and it is believed that only sources of vitamin-B12 are non-veg and dairy food. Scientifically it has been proved that sea buckthorn is also the richest plant source of vitamin B12.

5HTP (Hydroxytryptophan)
Sea buckthorn is the richest source of 5HTP (Hydroxytryptophan)

The important nutrient 5HTP found in sea buckthorn is helpful in increasing the level of serotonin in our brain. 5 HTP is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin, popularly known as the “happy molecule”. Serotonin helps to regulate thoughts and behavior. Serotonin has a positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, appetite and pain sensation.
Vitamin-A and Carotenoids
Sea buckthorn is the richest source of Vitamin-A in the form of carotene. Out of all Carotenoids known in nature 39 carotenoids more than any other have been identified in sea buckthorn. Carotenoids improve the metabolic normalization and regenerate the injured tissues. Deficiency of Carotenoids in human foods leads to eyes disease. These have protective effect on mucous membranes of various body tissue including tissues in the eyes. Mucus membranes are protective in nature and are moisturizers and give lubrication. This reduces inflammation and has shown benefits in treating eye disease like trachoma, protruding eyes goitre, keratitis bubble, eyelid burn and conjunctivitis etc. Deficiency of these in human foods lead to poor growth, weak eyesight, decreased intolerance to diseases and affects the mucus membrane of gastrointestinal tract. Vitamin-A raises physical and physiological capacity to work in stress conditions.

Vitamin-E boosts immune system. It keeps skin and eyes healthy. It protects the skin from wrinkles by keeping the cell membrane healthy. Vitamin-E is extremely beneficial for cardiovascular health.
Lycopene in Sea buckthorn is considered to keep prostate and colon cells healthy.

Amino Acids
Protein is most important for our body. Protein is present in every part of our body like hair, nails, skin, muscles and blood. This is the second most important compound found in our body.

Many amino acids are required to synthesize protein. Out of 21 amino acids needed  to  synthesize protein to build muscles  9 of these amino acids cannot be produced by our body which have to be obtained from our food, but unfortunately due to poor diet and lifestyle, these are amino acids are not available to body in adequate amount. Most people believe that only eggs contain all the 9 essential amino acids. But due to the majority of people being vegetarian,and with adulterations in egg many people are deprived of these amino acids. In the plant Kingdom sea buckthorn contains 18 essential amino acids. That’s why sea buckthorn can be called the source of complete natural food.

There are many minerals available in sea buckthorn such as: – Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Sodium and Phosphorus.
Sea buckthorn the main source of Flavonoids

Although there are many types of flavonoids in Sea Buckthorn, the four main ones are isorhamnetin, quercitin, myricetin and kaempferol. 
Each of these has powerful benefits for the human body. Flavonoids possess strong anti-viral and antioxidant properties, hence neutralise free radicals and protect cells from their damaging effects, boost the immune system to protect the body from infection and help in the process of cell regeneration,hence a better immune body.  
flavonoids may even prevent or greatly reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and degenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s and dementia) that increase as we age. 
hence it provide a better immune system , prevent different allergies and  helps in delaying ageing.

Polyphenolic Compounds
Polyphenolic compounds of  Seabuckthorn possess anti oxidant properties. They inhibit the growth of tumors and exhibit a radioprotective action, which protects our body from the side effects of radiation.

Sea buckthorn has plenty of protective components along with phytosterols, zeaxanthin, malic acids and B-sitosterols. Sea buckthorn gives us almost all the nutrients that our body needs.