I have 3 trees of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae) in my garden. They are deciduous trees or shrubs. The name is also referred to as Sandthorn, Sallowthorn, or Seaberry. It has many thorns and when I pick up the berries I often prick my hands. I have always known that Seabuckthorn fruit appears to be safe when consumed as food and is used in jams, pies, drinks, and other foods. I love jam and drink especially in hot weather.
Also I've read that Seabuckthorn berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight and slowing the aging process. Some people apply berry or seed oil directly to the skin for preventing sunburn. But I use seed oil for treating the wounds, the cuts and burrs on my hands when I garden. I've learned that like many superfoods, it is an excellent source of important Omega 7s that is linked to almost every illness and aging.
As I've written I have 3 trees, they are female plants and produce fruit. It's said that is important to make sure that there is an even distribution of male and female plants in an area. So I think somewhere is a male Seabuckthorn tree near my garden!
In autumn I love the brilliant orange berries that add an exciting touch of color to my garden design. If you are interested in growing Seabuckthorn in your garden so the spring is the best time to plant it. Or you might sow Seabuckthorn seeds and grow the trees of the seedlings. I had got the cuttings and planted them in April. In any case, Seabuckthorn propagates and grows well in any soil.
If you have no place to grow it so eat more Seabuckthorn jam to be young and healthy! Take care!
Have you eaten Seabuckthorn products before? Did you like them?
Would you like to have this tree in your garden or a jam jar in your kitchen?