Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I get a lot of compliments for my Seabuckthorn hedge, especially in fall and winter, when they are most showy with big clusters of orange berries.
Those berries are pretty sour when eaten right of the bush, but sweetened with Stevia or brown sugar they are delicious and extremely healthy providing very high Vitamin C content.
The flowers are tiny, the Seabuck"thorns" (hence the name) are a good deterrent for any invaders, human or otherwise.
More benefits according to Sibu.com, one of hundreds of sellers of Seabuckthorn products:
• Supports healthy cardio vascular function
• Sustains proper brain and nervous system function
• Promotes healthy skin and hair
• Enhances integrity of mucous membranes
• Supports healthy digestive system function
Contains omegas 3, 6, 7, 9 and an abundance of Vitamin C
More press releases:
Known as the "Holy Fruit of the Himalayas," Seabuckthorn has been cherished by native Tibetans for centuries for its incredible nutritive qualities. Seabuckthorn grows high in the Himalayan region and has been
used in Asia over the centuries as an herbal medicine to relieve cough, aid digestion, invigorate blood circulation, and alleviate pain.
Today, over one hundred and twenty specific studies on Seabuckthorn and countless studies on the biological properties found in the plant have shown that this small berry promotes good health. Seabuckthorn has been called the super fruit, and given its nutritional profile, it is no wonder.
Well, I just like it as a beautiful fence, for an occasional winter snack and as a treat for birds.