The berries from this thorny Russian plant were grown and collected for us by a gardener in Eugene, Oregon, who grows them organically as part of his permaculture garden there. Sea Buckthorn berries have long been valued in Eastern Europe, both as food and medicine.
They contain large amounts of beneficial phytochemicals, especially vitamin C (about 12 times more than oranges) and carotenoids, and also high levels of vitamin E, minerals, and fatty acids.
Medicinally, Sea Buckthorn is valued as an anti-oxidant and nutritive tonic, to enliven digestion and circulation, and to ease pain and promote tissue regeneration, especially in the mucus membranes.
Our experience of our Sea Buckthorn Spagyric is that it is an excellent adaptogen, and has a good intelligence which guides its energy to the areas and direction needed, whether that be calming or uplifting.