Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is one of the important natural resources of the mountainous regions of China and Russia. These plants are widely cultivated in these regions to control soil erosion. Apart from this fruits and plants have many benefits. The plant is primarily valued for its golden-orange fruits, which provides many nutrients.
There are five areas of research that have been focal points for their use: as an aid to patients undergoing cancer therapy
- Sea buckthorn has been shown to have a potent antioxidant activity, mainly attributed to its flavonoids and vitamin C content .Both the flavonoids and the oils from sea buckthorn have several potential applications.
- There are five areas of research that have been focal points for their use: as an aid to patients undergoing cancer therapy; a long-term therapy for reduction of cardiovascular risk factors; treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers; internal and topical therapy for a variety of skin disorders; and as a liver protective agent (for chemical toxins) and a remedy for liver cirrhosis.
- They are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, and other nutrients, flavonoids, oils rich in essential fatty acids, and other healthful components.
- The leaves are now also being used for making a beverage tea; they additional contain triterpenes.
- Plant has good amount of palmitoleic acid and it is considered as a valuable topical agent in treating burns and healing wounds.