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Benefits Of Seabuckthorn Oil

Updated on July 9, 2012

Seabuckthorn - The Super Fruit

Seabuckthorn, or otherwise known as Hippophae Rharnnoides, has been featured on various programs including the Dr. Oz show touting the herb's miraculous healing properties. With Seabuckthorn packed full of vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants, B1, B2, B6 and phytonutrients, it's no wonder this herb is being seen as the super fruit.

The seabuckthorn is a deciduous shrub that grows in height from .5 to 6m in Asia,Europe and North America with thorns, leaves and berries. The berries fully ripen in September with the color becoming a bright colorful orange.

The seeds, leaves and flowers from the seabuckthorn plant are used in a number of ways from medicinal applications to preparation of food and skin products.

Seabuckthorn Leaves & Flowers - The leaves and flowers are used to treat a variety of ailments from arthritis, ulcers, gout, skin rashes, arthritis, gastrointestinal, blood pressure, helps immune system,

Seabuckthorn Seed - The seed of the seabuckthorn berries can be used to loosen phelgm, heart disorders, high cholesterol, asthma and prevent blood vessel disease.

Seabuckthorn And Your Skin
If you have had any kind of skin problem than you should consider trying to apply seabuckthorn oil topically to the problem areas on your skin. The seabuckthorn oil has been proven to help in certain skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, dry skin, dermatitis, burns, cuts, wrinkles and even to prevent sunburns.

Seabuckthorn For Weight Loss
You may have heard recently about the discovery of seabuckthorn when it comes to weight loss. On the Dr. Oz show he stated that the seabuckthorn berry is a great effective supplement for weight loss. The berry contains Omega-7 fat which tells the body to quit storing any extra fat. Essentially this means that users of the seabuckthorn berry will start seeing results of their body fat melting away.


Seabuckthorn And Rosacea

The seabuckthorn oil treats rosacea through a number of ways. A person can choose to take the oil either orally or topically on the skin. It is best for a complete treatment to take the seabuckthorn oil both ways.

Topically the seabuckthorn oil will help to reduce inflammation, scarring, swelling, nourishes through the skin, softens and strengthens skin as well as cell and blood vessel walls.

Internally the oil balances and adjusts the endocrine (hormonal), inflammatory and immune systems, makes the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal system stronger and slows down the death of cells improving health overall.

Seabuckthorn And Acne

Seabuckthorn helps to eliminate acne by working both externally and internally. When taking orally the oil's anti-inflammatory properties along with its Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 work as one to balance and adjust the hormone and immune system.

When applied topically to the face the seabuckthorn oil softens and improves the skin by strengthening it along with reducing any visible scarring, swelling and inflammation.

Seabuckthorn Side Effects

Through testing seabuckthorn is known to be safe in medicine when safely used for up to 90 days. It is also noted to be safe when consumed in foods.

For pregnant and nursing mothers there is not enough research done. Since there is not sufficient evidence it is suggested for any woman pregnant or nursing mother not to use seabuckthorn.

Anyone having surgery is advised to stop taking seabuckthorn at least two weeks prior. The reason is because seabuckthorn is noted to slow blood clotting.This may cause extra bleeding during and after surgery.

My Experience With Seabuckthorn

I started using seabuckthorn some time ago for treating my rosacea. I didn't know what to expect, but I thought I would give it a try. It didn't take long before I started seeing a noticeable improvement in the texture and color of my cheeks, no longer were they flushed and red. The color was fading as well as the pores shrinking. Anytime I have had a pimple break out the seabuckthorn oil seems to literally shrink the zit over night.

If you do decide to use seabuckthorn, take into account that the oil comes in two different versions, there is SEED oil and FRUIT oil. There is a huge difference in the two.

The seabuckthorn seed oil has Omega, 3, 6 and 9 and is yellow to pale orange in color. The seed oil will not stain your clothes or face if mixed with another oil.

The seabuckthorn fruit oil on the other hand will leave a yellow stain on your face. This oil has essential fatty acids, Omega 6 and Omega 7 which aids in weight loss.

I have learned a lot about this berry and my conclusion is the seabuckthorn berry is an incredible herb that has many good uses not only for the skin but also medically. It has made a tremendous improvement in the health and appearance of my skin. From my experience of using the oil if you stop applying it than your skin will eventually revert back to its prior state. From here on out, I plan on continually using seabuckthorn oil to completely reap the benefits of this amazing super fruit.

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      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear krissy72,

      Thank you for a very interesting article. I know of Seabuckthorn for its culinary use, but as yet have not looked at the seed or fruit oil. It is on my list of things to do and I thank you again for the useful info. Voted up, useful and interesting.

      Kind regards Peter

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      Sam 5 years ago

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      sea buckthorn is great 5 years ago

      I love the article, and everywhere I look everyone is promoting the benefits of this amazing fruit. But the best part is that everyone is saying the same thing...that it works like a charm for skin conditions.

      I've rarely seen any of the "miracle berry will cure _____" kinds of posts, which leads me to believe that because its such a common/easy to grow plant, that people are actually testing it and providing first hand reviews.

      I found out about the plant at and their information is quite good as well. Even links to clinical studies which have been done on the plants/berries. Great hub, enjoyed reading the article!

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      Milly 6 years ago

      Great hub.I didnt know much about this magic fruit 'Seabuckthorn' before reading this hub. Thanks for taking out time to write this useful hub.Just fell in love with this Seabuckthorn..Really like to have this in my garden..:)