Unexplored therapeutic treasure of Himalayan sea buckthorn berry: An opportunity for rejuvenation applications in Ayurveda

Shilpa G. Patil


Ayurveda captured almost all herbs in its indications for therapeutics from the period of Vadas. More than 700 plants are discussed elaborately in various classics of Ayurveda of different periods. However, it seems that here is a missing link about sea buckthorn alias Amleech (Hippophae rhamnoides family Elaeagnaceae). This review article is all about morphological characteristic, properties, active constituents, therapeutic spectrum, cosmetic value, nutraceutical value of the plant and its uses for the well-being of humanity. Our objectives are to make this plant beneficial to all humanity as per doctrines of Ayurveda pharmaceutics and therapeutics. We had have searched the available research papers, textbooks, and reference books and summarizes the results related to various properties of sea buckthorn and also emphasizes the aspects that warrant future research in India establishing its activity and utility in preventing diseases related to skin, liver, gastrointestinal, and even cancer. Contemporary researches are indicatives of its various therapeutic properties due to its constituent chemistry such as flavonoids, carotenoides, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins , minerals, Omega 3, 6, 9 and rarest Omega 7 and about 190 bioactive compounds. We can expect many scientific evidence supporting the benefits of the sea buckthorn to maintain health and to cure the diseases by rationalizing it in proper Ayurvedic dosages form for this plant.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v10i04.778


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