A versatile herb that contains healing properties in the leaves, fruit and flower, sea buckthorn has been used to treat arthritis, intestinal ulcers, GERD, declining eyesight, gout and skin rashes. It can commonly be found in anti-aging products and cosmetics and has been praised by health care workers, estheticians and chefs alike for its many uses and healthy properties.
If using topically, look for products that contain all natural ingredients and which are free of parabens, petrochemicals and artificial colors. When using as a supplement, look for one that is 100% organic with no added fillers or chemicals. Finding the fruit may be tricky; some websites offer a dried version of the berry. Be sure to always choose organic when available!
**Can interact with certain medications; check with your doctor before incorporating into your diet.