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Hippophaë rhamnoides, sea buckthorn
This plant was once believed to be food for the legendary Pegasas, hence it’s botanical
name “hippohae”or shiny horse. The sea buckthorn plant is an important natural resourse.
Trees produce small flowers and beautiful red-orange berries the size of a pea. The berries
are well- known for their high content of antioxidants and nourishing oils such as omega
3,6,7,9 as well as vitimin C. Their oil is moisturizing, enabling the skin’s regeneration and
ability to heal itself.

From the West Coast of Sweden to the Himalayan mountain slopes

Since the ice age have sea buckthorn trees have grown in Sweden. For centuries the plant
has been used by the Chinese to treat various ailments. In Asia, sea buckthorn trees are
common and grow wild along the Himalayan mountain slopes. In Sweden you find sea
buckthorn trees along the coastal strips belts from north to south. The trees are spiny with
beautiful red-orange berries. A full grown sea buckthorn three can grow to over five feet
and can provide up to 15 liters of berries. The hard thorns and frail berries require very
careful crop management, it takes about one hour to pick 2 pints of berries.