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The sea buckthorn



"The vital attributes for the human of the sea buckthorn are exceeded only by the water."
Prof. univ. dr. Ion Brad

The sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) is a fruit bearing shrub from the Eleagnacee family, existent both in the spontaneous flora and in plantation as cultivated system.

The sea buckthorn is known in different areas of the world under several custom names, which are expressing always the origin place, the presence of thorns, fruits colour and fruits effect upon the human body.

The sea buckthorn presents like a 1.5-3.5 m high bush with many thorns. Depending on the soil and climate conditions, she grows different under the shape of low crawling bushes in the dry areas and poor soils, or under the shape of shrub 8-10 m height on the fertile soils.

The sea buckthorn is a unique and valuable plant in breeding system. The fruits and seeds are the main nutritional and therapeutic sources. Due to these beneficent effects, from the sea buckthorn are obtained a great diversity of products, especially oils and its derivative products.