Sea buckthorn oil has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy against various ailments. It is extracted from the berries, leaves, and seeds of the sea buckthorn berry jam, which is a small shrub that grows at high altitudes in the northwest Himalayan region. Sometimes referred to as the holy fruit of the Himalayas, sea buckthorn can be applied to the skin or ingested.
A popular remedy in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicines may provide health benefits ranging from supporting your heart to protecting against diabetes treatment, stomach ulcers, and skin damage.
Chiltan Pure’s Sea Buckthorn berry Jamis cold-pressed from the entire berry-no additives or preservatives. Revered for its nourishing, regenerative, and restorative actions, helping to restore problematic skin to its natural, beautiful state.
Promotes Heart Health
Sea buckthorn oil may benefit heart health in several different ways. For starters, its antioxidants may help reduce risk factors of heart disease, including blood clots, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol levels.
In one small study, 12 healthy men were given either 5 grams of sea buckthorn oil or coconut oil per day. After four weeks, the men in the sea buckthorn group had significantly lower markers of blood clots.
May Boost Your Immune System
Sea buckthorn oil may help protect your body against infections. Experts attribute this effect, in large part, to the high flavonoid content of the oil. Flavonoids are beneficial plant compounds which may strengthen your immune system by increasing resistance to illnesses.
Benefits Of Sea Buckthorn Berry Jam
- Promotes Heart Health
- May Protect Against Diabetes Treatment
- Boost Immune system
- Support a Healthy Liver
- Rich in Many Nutrients
- Supports a Healthy Liver
- Fight Against Cancer Cells
- Improve Digestion
Recipes Of Buckthorn Berry Jam
I was a bit nervous about this because picking the berries involves a certain amount of commitment, and I wasn’t sure it was going to be worthwhile – but it was! The end result is a real jam, great on toast or scones, rather than a rowan jelly alternative. The berries are an amazing yellow-y orange and form in big clusters. But the trees are very thorny, and the berries tend to pop rather than come off the stem, so picking is tricky. Our approach was to cut off sections of a branch and put them in an old chest freezer for a day or two. Some reports suggest freezing for longer to get rid of the bitter taste of the raw berries, but that seemed to disappear in the jam-making anyway. Once the berries are frozen they come off the branch easily, but so do the leaves and bits of twig, so there’s still a bit of work separating them from the berries. And one final point before getting onto the jam recipe, sea buckthorn is reportedly (a) highly invasive and (b) a nitrogen fixer. We planted some in a windbreak, and hopefully, the nitrogen is finding its way to the neighboring fruit and nut trees. Cutting branches off for the berries helps restrain the trees to a manageable size!
The Recipe: Add 500 ml of water for every 1 kg of berries, and simmer for 20 minutes. Mash, and then strain – we tried using a jelly bag, but the juice was too thick, so we used a sieve which gave a cloudy jam. Once you have the juice, measure it and add 1.5 times the amount of sugar, i.e. 1.5 kg of sugar to each 1 litre of juice. Sounds like a lot, but the raw juice is VERY sharp. Boil vigorously and pour into warm jars once you’ve reached setting point. The berries have lots of pectin, so the jam sets easily.
How to Use Sea Buckthorn Berry Jam
Ingredients of Sea Buckthorn
Nutrition Facts Of Buckthorn Berry Jam
|Nutritional value per 800 mg|
|Oleic Acid(Omega 9)(Omega 3)||25-30%|
|Lioleic Acid(Omega 3)||4-6%|
|Palmitoleic Acid(Omega 7)||32-38%|
|Vitamin E||3.15-3.9 IU||--%|
|*Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.|