Here in the Garden, we love unusual superfood ingredients that aren't typical in the American diet like wheatgrass, astragalus, reishi mushroom and aloe, and we're always on the lookout for others. That's why, when our owner Lisa learned about the amazing benefits of Sea Buckthorn, she just had to develop a recipe that included it.
Known for thousands of years as the “Holy Fruit of the Himalayas”, Sea Buckthorn is a plant that grows at high altitudes in the northwestern region of the Himalayas. What makes this plant so powerful is the oil derived from its berries, seeds, and leaves that can be ingested or used on the skin for amazing health benefits such as promoting elasticity and protecting against dryness and sun damage.
The berries of the Sea Buckthorn plant are rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, biotin, and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, and E. Needless to say, this berry is packed with health-boosting properties!
Along with the many other nutrients provided by the Sea Buckthorn berry, it is both anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants - properties that are known to help reduce the risk of heart disease and fight off free radicals. The health benefits of Sea Buckthorn don’t stop there; it also contains several healthy, unsaturated fats that can help protect the liver cells from damage.
Sea Buckthorn is truly a powerful superfood like no other, try it in our new product, Turmeric Crush