The Super Berry: Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn has been used as a supplement to treat several health conditions for many years. Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a tall shrub native to Asia but also found anywhere from the Atlantic coasts of Europe right across to northwestern China. The dried berries and dried bark are used medicinally.

Sea Buckthorn has been used to treat constipation, generally used as a cathartic laxative in northern and central Europe. Sea Buckthorn oil also helps keep your mucus membranes lubricated. In China, Sea Buckthorn is an herbal remedy reputedly used over centuries to relieve cough, aid digestion, invigorate blood circulation and alleviate pain.

In addition, Sea Buckthorn oil is great for your skin, taken either orally or applied topically, and may be used as a skin softener. You can just apply Sea Buckthorn oil topically to your face as part of your daily routine.

However, a recent episode of Dr.Oz show revealed another potential health benefit of this incredible herb: weight loss. During the show, Dr. Oz’s wife explained how Sea Buckthorn berry has helped her with weight loss. Lisa Oz joined the show and revealed what she called a new miracle berry.

Dr. Oz explained that the Sea Buckthorn berry is a super fruit because of all its health benefits. This tart berry contains an Omega-7 fat called palmitoleic acid and it can help you lose weight as it signals the body to stop storing fat.

Sea Buckthorn may be considered a super food because it contain more than 160 nutrients including essential fatty acids linolenic acid (Omega 3), linoleic acid (Omega 6), and oleic acid (Omega 9), along with carotenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols,  and vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, and K.

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