Seaberry is a type of plant from which the leaves, flowers and berries are used for a range of different medicinal purposes both internally and topically. It is an herb that may also be listed as an ingredient under a range of different names. These include sallowthorn, sanddorn, espino Amarillo, hippophae rhamnoides, buckthorn, sea buckthorn, sceitbezien, rokitnik, seedorn, argasse, star-bu or tindved.
The berries and leaves have become increasingly common ingredients in weight loss supplements. That said, both the leaves and flowers are also often use for the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers, arthritis, gout, and certain skin rashes.
This ingredient can be taken orally in the form of an oil, a tea or in capsules. It is very high in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and fatty acids. These make it a favorite among many people who are trying to reduce their cholesterol and blood pressure and who want to enhance their immunity while preventing and controlling diseases affecting blood vessels. The berries are used to slow aging, improve eyesight and prevent infections.
The oil is frequently used to loosen phlegm and soothe certain skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, acne, rashes associated with diseases like measles, treating sunburns, mild burns, and skin affected by radiation treatments.
While many people swear by using various types of seaberry products and preparations in order to help them to lose weight more effectively, the evidence supporting that use is limited at the moment. From the perspective of the medical community, the amount of scientific evidence available to prove that seaberry can help dieters to reach their goals remains insufficient.
At the moment, evidence suggests that taking seaberries, their oil or their extract orally does not appear to have a direct impact on weight loss among women who are obese or overweight. However, those studies are considered very limited and small. Far more research would be required in order to indicate whether or not this nutritious herb should also be considered helpful to people who want to lose weight.
That said, it is considered to be safe for people to take in many ways. For instance, the berries are frequently consumed as food in drinks, pies, jams and other recipes. It is likely fine to take medicinally as well, though research has studied it only for up to 90 days. Therefore, while it may be safe to take it for longer than that, there has yet to be scientific evidence to prove as much.