Altai sea buckthorn (HippophaeAltaica in Latin) is widely used in pharmaceutical products. It belongs to the Hippophaegenus, Elaeagnaceae family. Most sea buckthorn-containing health products are made of sea buckthorn fruits. However, sea buckthorn leaves are also widely used to treat and prevent multiple diseases, improve health and boost body’s natural defences.

Chemical Composition

Sea buckthorn leaves contain coumarins, triterpenic acids, inositol, tanning agents, polyphenols, group B vitamins, vitamins A and C, tocopherol (vit. E), biotin and nicotinic acid (PP). Yet the most prominent curing effect is pre-conditioned by three compounds and a group of acids accumulated in the leaves, including serotonin or the “happiness hormone”, astringent tannins, and ascorbic, oleic and ursolic acids.

Pharmacological Properties

Few people know thatthe concentration of all micro- and macronutrients and the healing effect of the leaves are much higher than those of sea buckthorn fruits. The antibacterial, antiseptic, disinfecting, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective effects of the leaves are notorious. Sea buckthorn leaves are widely recognized as the best option to strengthen vascular walls, which also has general health-improving effect on all vital organs and systems of the human body.

Use in Health and Beauty Products

Since time immemorial, sea buckthorn has been used in traditional medicine in all countries where the tree grows. It has been used by Tibetan lamas and healers in Ancient Greece, Rome and China. For many centuries sea buckthorn has been appreciated in Russia for its healing powers.

Sea buckthorn is widely used to improve function of the nervous system and sleep quality, boost body’s natural defences, treat skin diseases, normalize blood pressure, and treat atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. It has antibacterial effect and relieves inflammation. Sea buckthorn leaves are used in beauty products to treat skin defects. Most sea buckthorn-containing health and beauty products are in the form of decoctions and tinctures.

“Milamed” Company uses peach tree leaves in “Flavopersin”.