Sea Buckthorn Oil Profile
Botanical Name- Hippophae rhamnoides
Origin- China or Russia
Extraction- Cold Pressed
Part Extracted- Seed and Berry
Shelf life- 2 years recommended
Kosher Certified- No
Notes- The Sea Buckthorn Oil offered by Mountain Rose Herbs was processed by the cold press method of the entire berry with seeds.
This particular oil will solidify if exposed to low temperatures, and it is best left at room temperature.
The oil of Sea Buckthorn in its undiluted and concentrated form will stain skin, surfaces and clothing. Use caution, spread evenly and dilute.
No additives, preservatives, or other foreign agents have been used or included in the manufacturing of this oil. Suitable for food and cosmetic use.
Color- Deep amber/red
Acid Value- 4.0%
Heavy Metals- None Detected
Iodine Value- 86
Pesticides- None Detected
Peroxide Value- <2.6
Saponification Value- 191.2
Specific Gravity- 0.915
Fatty Acids and Constituents
Beta Carotene- 254 I.U./100 g
Vitamin E- 123 mg/100g
A Short Introduction
Sea Buckthorn oil is produced by the cold pressing of the entire fruiting body that this small shrub produces. A small layer of oil is isolated within a vat of pressed material which is then vacuumed off and separated as "pure oil". This helps to explain the requirement of upwards to 10 pounds of berries to produce 1 pound of oil.
This marvelous oil has copious amounts of Phytosterol, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Anti-Oxidants, and Carotenoid which helps to substantiate its relatively high success rate as a skin repairing and conditioning oil.
This deep colored oil is obtained from the whole berries of the scrubby brush Hippophae Rhamnoides which is a native to Russia, and northern parts of China and Mongolia, and produces a thick, red/orange oil with the consistency and viscosity of syrup.
As an internal dietary supplement It has shown to help promote healthy blood circulation, the rudimentary treatment of colitis, stomach ulcers, and as soothing agent for the gastro-intestinal tract.
The general consensus in the alternative health care industry agrees upon using 1 tablespoon or four to five 500 mg capsules daily.
Vitamin C, Vitamins A, B1, B2, E, and other mixed Tocopherols and Phytosterols, Flavonoids and numerous other essential fatty acids.