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Meet Sea Buckthorn, the Wonder Herb!

Meet Sea Buckthorn, the Wonder Herb!

Americans do love their dietary supplements—at least if we're to trust data on the number of people in the U.S. who consume them. In case you’re wondering, current figures point to 77 percent of consumers using at least one supplement daily.

Search the internet and you’ll quickly discover an extensive list of available health supplements. You can find a product for just about anything that ails you.

Yet in that vast sea of pills, tinctures, pellets, and even gummy chews, sea buckthorn is one of the most overlooked natural health products on the marketplace today. While U.S. researchers haven’t conducted many trials about its benefits, Asian and European scientists have studied it extensively. Their findings are impressive.

What is sea buckthorn?

Sea buckthorn comes from the Hippophae Rhamnoides plant found in Asia and Europe. You can use its flowers, leaves, and seeds for medicinal purposes. Vitamin-rich, this wonder plant contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C. Traditional herbal medicine promotes sea buckthorn as an anti-aging supplement.

Some of the other uses for sea buckthorn include:

  • Acne
  • High blood pressure
  • Indigestion
  • Wrinkles

Be careful you don’t confuse sea buckthorn with other types of buckthorn plants, like alder buckthorn and Cascara Sagrada. Alder buckthorn is an invasive species and Cascara Sagrada works as a natural laxative. 

What is sea buckthorn used for?

Sea buckthorn is a versatile dietary supplement. It can be used for soothing skin conditions like acne and eczema and stimulating collagen production in your body. To call it a natural healthcare wonder might be an understatement.

Remember when we mentioned the extensive studies by Asian and European scientists earlier? They yielded some interesting findings about the many purposes of sea buckthorn and how you can safely incorporate this plant into your natural health and wellness routine.

Cardiovascular, liver, and brain function

Sea buckthorn has been shown to improve cardiovascular, liver, and brain functioning. Tea brewed from its leaves and flowers has helped improve blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Studies also have supported its ability to:

  • Ease heartburn.
  • Heal ulcers.
  • Relieve constipation.
  • Support healthy bowels.

Gel caps of oil from its bitter berries also have eased pain from arthritis and gout. But wait – there’s more! Sea buckthorn even relieves dry eye syndrome!

Skin-soothing powers 

One of the most popular reasons for using sea buckthorn is for soothing skin conditions and promoting collagen production (which can keep skin looking younger). When applied topically, sea buckthorn becomes nothing less than miraculous skincare.

Studies point to its effectiveness at:

  • Combating adult rosacea.
  • Improving eczema.
  • Soothing acne.

Sea buckthorn contains high levels of antioxidants, carotenoids, phytosterols, unsaturated fat, and vitamins E and K. All these natural ingredients work together to protect and renew your skin.

It’s one of the reasons why beauty experts use it in creams for fighting fine lines and wrinkles and restoring elasticity to aging skin. Some new moms claim it even eliminates postpartum stretch marks.

Vaginal dryness relief 


We talk about vaginal dryness a lot here at Amazing Solutions. It’s so important to us that we created our own all-natural vaginal dryness relief solution called Crème de la Femme. Vaginal dryness can happen for several reasons, including menopause, using birth control pills, and undergoing certain cancer treatments.

Sea Buckthorn can help alleviate the itching, burning, and pain associated with vaginal dryness. Dubbed the dietary supplement for urogenital health, its ingredients can help reverse the effects of vaginal dryness and discomfort.

Natural feminine moisture acts as antibacterial protection for women. Without it, women can become vulnerable to vaginal irritation and infection. Taking Sea Buckthorn oil capsules twice daily for a month can restore vaginal moisture naturally, especially in post-menopausal women.

Weight loss support

This natural dietary supplement also may offer powerful fat-burning properties. Some research supports the notion that Sea Buckthorn leaf tea supplementation can suppress body weight gain by significantly reducing visceral fat.

Sea Buckthorn signals to your body that it should stop storing unnecessary fat. Once your body stops hoarding fat, the pounds fall off with less vigorous dieting.

What are the side effects of sea buckthorn?

Sea Buckthorn has earned a reputation as a powerful supplement for good reason. Still, it’s good to be cautious before including it in your daily health and wellness regimen.

The good news is there are very few reported side effects associated with taking Sea Buckthorn daily. Using it on the skin to treat burns can cause a rash in some people. Individuals with high blood pressure who use this miracle supplement might experience dizziness, headaches, palpitations, and swelling.

Before you consider taking Sea Buckthorn, it’s best to check with your primary care doctor to make sure it won’t interfere with any health conditions you’ve been diagnosed with or medications you’re currently taking.


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