Sea buckthorn in Pakistan

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Sea buckthorn is also referred to as sandthorn, sallowthorn, or seaberry. Its scientific name is Hippophae rhamnoides.

The majority of Sea Buckthorn plant's habitat is in northern Europe, China, Mongolia, Russia, and Canada. In Pakistan, it is grown in Hunza (Gilgit-Baltistan).

The leaves, flowers, seeds, and fruits are used to make medicine, juice and herbal teas. Sea buckthorn oil is a red–orange oil derived from sea buckthorn plants. Sea buckthorn berries are used to make juice and tea.  

What is Sea buckthorn tea good for?

It contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. They also contain good amounts of folate, biotin and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and E ( 9 , 10 , 11).

Buckthorn berry helps to relieve stomach discomfort and calm inflammation. It is also said that berries cure gastric issues. 

- Research says that it helps to prevents heart disease, including blood clots, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.

- Sea buckthorn may also reduce blood sugar levels increasing insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity.

- Drinking juice or tea may also help to improve the over all skin quality. Some people use Sea buckthorn oil to treat different skin related issues. 

- Sea buckthorn may also protect your body against various infections. 

- It can also work as an anti-depressant according to a fewer studies. 

- Sea berries are good in building your immunity.  

- Sea buckthorn helps to reduce weight due to the vitamin C content in it. 


What does Sea buckthorn taste like?

The berries are quite tart, sort of like sour orange with hints of mango. Some people also liken them to pineapple.

How do you make sea buckthorn tea?

Add Sea buckthorn berries in the boiling water and let it rest for 5 - 7 minutes. Strain and serve with a teaspoon of honey per cup. Enjoy!


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