Seabuckthorn - useful properties and pleasant taste
Sea buckthorn belongs to the genus of dioecious shrubs.In Eurasia, you can find three species of this plant. Krušinovidnuyu sea buckthorn can be easily found on the banks and near the floodplain of small rivers, not only in Europe, but also in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and also in Siberia. This plant is cultivated not only for the sake of vitamin fruits, but also to get valuable sea buckthorn oil. Useful properties are present in all parts of the plant.
Why is sea buckthorn useful?
Homeland of sea buckthorn, oddly enough, is the north.However, this plant has become widespread and popular among us. This is not an ulterior motive. Edible fruits are amazing in that they retain their vitamin properties even in frozen form throughout the winter and spring period. This is one of the most valuable qualities of this plant.
From the fruits of sea-buckthorn you can make a healing broth,which excellently copes with the treatment of any gastrointestinal ailments. It is enough to take it inside for a week. If you are overcome by skin diseases, the same broth is used in the form of lotions externally. Not only a decoction of valuable sea buckthorn. Useful properties are also present in sea buckthorn oil, which is extracted from the seeds of this shrub. An analgesic, healing, and anti-inflammatory effect can be used to treat many diseases. Oily sea oil is used to treat burn lesions of the skin. More widely used oil was used to treat gastritis and stomach ulcers. When these diseases are exacerbated, the oil is taken orally - one teaspoon is drunk half an hour before meals. During the day, this procedure is carried out three times. Characteristic is that at the beginning there is no improvement, but on the fifth day the patients unanimously feel relief. This type of therapy is usually popular in the fall, as well as the winter period, because it is at this time that there is a period of severe symptoms (exacerbation). To heal non-wounds, the sea-buckthorn is also very good. Useful properties of the oil will be manifested as much as possible if it is applied to a sterile napkin made of gauze and applied to the wound surface. The dressing is enough to change once a day.
Like any medical product, sea buckthorn,whose useful properties are undeniable, has some contraindications. With pancreatitis and acute cholecystitis, it can not be used categorically, as it will only aggravate these diseases. Therefore, before you start taking the sea-buckthorn, consult your doctor.
Prepare sea buckthorn oil at home
Sea buckthorn oil is sold ready-made in any form.pharmacy, but you can cook it yourself. To do this, pick berries from a bush and carefully wash them. Then they must be crushed thoroughly and squeezed out the juice that they let out. The resulting pulp pour water and place for two days in a dark and cool room in order to start fermentation. After a while, the oil will begin to gradually float to the surface of the juice, where you will collect it.
Sometimes in a mass consisting of crushed berries,add sugar, water and a small amount of wine yeast and keep in a warm place. After a while, sea buckthorn oil appears on the surface of the pulp, which can easily be collected.
The next way to get the oil isdrying the pulp, followed by the addition of vegetable, as well as olive oil. In this case, the solution should be kept in a water bath for about three days. Then the filtered oil should be poured into a new portion of pulp. This procedure should be carried out at least four times. Ready-made sea buckthorn oil has a reddish hue and a thick consistency.
Such a wonderful berry - sea-buckthorn, whose useful properties will certainly not cause doubts. Be healthy and remember that your health is in your hands, and nature will help in this.