Description:Hippophae, the sea-buckthorns, are deciduous shrubs in the family Elaeagnaceae. The name sea-buckthorn is hyphenated here to avoid confusion with the buckthorns (Rhamnus, family Rhamnaceae). It is also referred to as sandthorn, sallowthorn,or seaberry.
Sea Buckthorn is packed with 12 times more Vitamin C than an orange, plus Vitamin E, Flavonoids and other valuable nutrients and antioxidants.
Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is mainly grown in the cold climate of the mountainous regions of China, Russia & India. In fact 90% of the world's Sea Buckthorn is grown in China & Mongolia alone. With its aggressive roots, it has been used through the ages in soil conservation to protect against erosion, providing a harvest (and an income) for the rural population of the region.