International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Seabuckthorn: A potential medicinal shrub
Author(s): Vinita and Darshan Punia
Abstract: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) or Leh Berry is a unique shurb of cold desert region having enormous potential health benefits. It is a rich source of natural antioxidants such as ascorbic acid, tocopherols, carotenoids and flavonoids. It also contains proteins, vitamins (especially vitamin C and E), minerals, lipids (mainly unsaturated fatty acids), sugars, organic acids, phytosterols and elemental components which have been proved to be very effective for the treatment of various disorders and skin related problems. Various pharmacological activities such as cytoprotective, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, anti-atherogenic, anti-tumor, anti-microbial and tissue regeneration have been reported. Sea buckthorn fruits are used for making pies, jams, skin lotions, wines and liquors. The juice or pulp has potential applications as food or beverages. This review explores the medicinal and therapeutic applications of sea buckthorn in curtailing different types of acute as well as chronic maladies.
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How to cite this article:
Vinita, Darshan Punia. Seabuckthorn: A potential medicinal shrub. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1804-1811.