The Ins and Outs of Sea Buckthorn

We found a great article that outlines all the ins and outs of the benefits of sea buckthorn. It covers the interesting history of the sea buckthorn, as well as what to use it for. “This plant is effective against a range of skin problems, including dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, wounds, burns, eczema and stretch marks.”  There … Read more

Don’t forget to look for sbt berries this fall!

Every day, word of the secret super berry sea buckthorn spreads and we find that very exciting! An article from Cambridge News is a guide to the best wild berries to be picked in the UK this autumn. “Foraging for berries shouldn’t be confined to just hedgerows. On beaches, look for Sea Buckthorn. Its virulent … Read more

Permaculture Plants: Sea-Buckthorn

Originally published on 7/9/2012 by John K. Sea-Buckthorn… this plant can do it all! Common Name: Sea-Buckthorn Other Names: Seaberry, Sandthorn, Sallowthorn, Siberian Pineapple Scientific Name: Hippophae rhamnoides Other species: Himalayan/Willow-Leaved Sea-Buckthorn (Hippophae salicifolia) Family: Elaeagnaceae (the Oleaster family) These small berries are best harvested by hand.   Description: Best known for their thorns, silvery-green leaves, and their … Read more

Ray Mears Makes Wild Sea-Buckthorn Juice!

Originally published by Becky Lerner on 1/19/2014 Check out this excellent video of British wild food expert Ray Mears harvesting wild sea-buckthorn, Hippophae sp., and making fruit juice with it!

Sea-buckthorn: suncreen for astronauts and superfruit for all!

Originally published by BerlinPlants 9/11/2011 Most foragers are reluctant to try eating brightly colored berries belonging to plant species unknown to them; this type of skepticism is healthy and reinforced by the multitude of poisonous berries in nature. We had never seen a common sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) bush before and its bright orange clusters of … Read more

Sea-buckthorn Trees

Originally published 11/12/13 by Liliana Usvat Sea Buckthorn plants are incredibly important natural resources in the mountainous regions of China and Russia, and the Canadian prairies. The plant will grow naturally in both sandy, and clay soils. In fact the plant will thrive in nearly any soil type, but it is extremely intolerant of shady … Read more

How to Pick Sea Buckthorn berries

Originally published on October 27, 2013 by Monica Wilde There are so many sea buckthorn berries at this time of the year. They are very high in vitamin C and have an antioxidant (ORAC) profile just below acai berry – except you don’t have to fly it in from the Amazon! Just get out for a walk along … Read more

DBT plans programme to develop industrial products by prospecting bioactive molecules from seabuckthorn

Originally published on 8/1/2013 By Ramesh Shankar, Mumbai  The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will soon develop a network program aimed at developing industrial products through prospecting of bioactive molecules from seabuckthorn, a deciduous shrub. The programme aims to prospecting on seabuckthorn for industrially important bio-molecules for therapeutic herbal products such as antimicrobial, wound healing, anti-ulcer, … Read more

The Newest Super-Fat: Say Hello to Omega-7

Originally published by Leah Shainhouse on 7/5/2013 Many people tend to overindulge in high-fat foods that satisfy their palate—but not their hunger pangs. Ever wonder why? Since fat is the least satiating macronutrient compared to protein or carbohydrates, you’re more likely to eat more of these fatty treats in order to feel full. What’s worse … Read more

Omega-7 Fatty Acids for Glowing Skin and Radiant Health

Originally published on 6/19/2013 Most people these days have heard of the health benefits of consuming omega-3 fatty acids, found in flax seeds, walnuts and cold water fish, such as salmon. Recently, omega-7 fatty acids have taken centre stage as a beneficial addition to our health. Omega-7 is a monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) containing palmitoleic … Read more