Family Name: Rhamnaceae
Botanical Name(s): Hippophae Rhamnoides
Popular Name(s): Sallow Thorn
Parts Used: The fruit
Habitat: Sea buckthorn is found over a wide area across Europe
Description: The branches of Sea-buckthorn are dense, stiff and
thorny. The plant reaches a height of 0.5-6 m. The leaves are very
distinct pale silvery-green, 3-8 cm long and less than 7 mm in breadth.
The plant produces orange coloured berries, 6-9 mm in diameter, soft,
juicy and rich in vitamin C.
Uses: Sea-buckthorn berries are edible and nutritious. They are
used to make pies or jam. The berries are used in jams, juices, lotions
and liquors. Oil from the seeds and berries has numerous medicinal uses.
It is used to cure many ulcerative and inflammation-related disorders
such as canker sores, esophagitis, peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis and