Among all kinds of berries, perhaps the most useful or at least one of the most useful is the sea buckthorn. Owing to this plant, many people get rid of the various medical problems, ailments or diseases associated with the various organs or systems of our body. It is interesting that the sea buckthorn grows not by a shrub, but by a tree, but this does not in the least prevent it from replenishing its medicinal functions.
The use of sea buckthorn has been discovered rather for a long time, and therefore, it can often be seen in the suburban areas, in shops and markets where the vegetables and fruits are sold. Fortunately, this berry's fertility is very high, so the price of sea buckthorn is quite reasonable. However, if it were not so fruitful, the sea buckthorn would have an extremely high cost since its useful properties are simply invaluable. However, one cannot, but note the contraindications to these berries, but about all this, we will talk in order. By the way, all useful properties of this plant can be divided into the two categories: medicinal and cosmetic qualities.
Benefits and harm of sea buckthorn. Medicinal Properties
So since the range of useful properties of the sea-buckthorn fruit is very large, we should tell about everything separately. So, for example, the sea buckthorn provides a positive effect, starting with the digestive system, and ending with the growth of hair on the head. In this case, in various cases it is necessary to use the berries in different ways. In addition, an oil from the same sea-buckthorn berries has the more useful properties because it is all their beneficial substances and minerals are strongly concentrated in it.
Let us start with the beneficial properties of the fresh berries. Since their composition includes a large number of vitamins − in particular, vitamins A and B1, vitamins B3 and C, they are an excellent medicinal and preventive agent for replenishing the organism with vitamins in the spring, when its deficiency occurs and so on, in order to strengthen it and not to allow a decrease in the immunity level. The same amount of vitamins has a positive effect not only on the immune system, but also on the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. So, for example, the decoction on the basis of fruits and leaves of this plant is able to calm the state of the intestines and debug the normal process of digestion.
On the basis of sea buckthorn, it is easy to prepare a gruel, which is used often and already for a long time in traditional and folk-medicine as a means for disinfection and wound healing of the body. That is, the sea buckthorn has high indications of the regenerating properties, and that is why it is advisable to use it for burns and lacerations, cuts, punctures and so on. In addition, the sea buckthorn can be used against the skin diseases − for example, with their pigmentation, scarring, fungus and even a tinea.
Naturally, many, probably, know that the sea-buckthorn is an effective tool for fighting colds, sore throats, severe pains and so on. For this, as a rule, it is mixed with the other similarly useful products, for example, with honey and so on. For a medicine drug for fighting colds, you can simply crush the berries of the sea buckthorn, or make a special decoction. The same broth will be useful for the other diseases − such as rheumatism and gout. However, the seeds of the sea-buckthorn are well-used and as a laxative drug, which is also important for a certain category of people. In general, it should be noted the potent anti-inflammatory property of the sea-buckthorn and the regardless of where the inflammation occurs. If you feel acute pain inside the organism − take the sea buckthorn inwards as tinctures, broths and so on. If you see that the inflammation develops on the surface of your body − apply without delay the sea buckthorn as the ointments or lotions externally.
Cosmeticolgical Application of Sea-buckthorn
Cosmetic properties of the sea-buckthorns concern not only the women, but can be useful to the men. So, for example, this plant is an effective remedy against the process of hair loss. Stop baldness with proper use of the sea buckthorn can be done up to 50% successfully. For this, it is necessary to prepare a decoction from these berries, or to find a shampoo based on this berry in the store. Micro-elements of sea buckthorn strengthen the hair follicles, give the hair a strong, healthy appearance and shine, make the hair especially thick. About this, you can more accurately learn from doctors-dermatologists and cosmetologists. Also, the sea buckthorn helps get rid and smooth wrinkles, which is more to the liking, probably, to women. Thus, the benefits of the sea buckthorn are significant and unconditional. It improves our body from the inside and out.
Contraindications to Use of Sea Buckthorn
Abstain from the sea buckthorn is necessary in case when the allergic processes begin because of it. Since the composition of sea buckthorn contains the very concentrated substances, it can cause this kind of reaction. Also, it is not recommended using the sea buckthorn to those who suffer from cholecystitis or inflammation of the duodenum because the berry contains the powerful acids that can also have a negative effect.