Anti cancer properties of sea buckthorn

There are various research studies about sea buckthorn examining the anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-atherosclerotic properties its leaves, roots, seeds, and berries.

Sea buckthorn or Siberian pineapple as otherwise known possesses a wide range of biological and pharmacological activities, including anticancer properties although the exact mechanisms remain unclear.

The anti-cancer properties of the sea buckthorn are mainly attributed to antioxidant compounds which protect the cells from damage which can cause mutations and lead to cancerous cells. Various studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer activities of sea buckthorn in breast carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), lung cancer, semi-colon and cervical cancer,

A study in 2004, for example, compared the effect of 10 different extracts of fruits and berries, including sea buckthorn berries, on the proliferation of semi-colon cancer cells and breast cancer cells. They observed that sea buckthorn had the highest inhibition effect for the proliferation of both types of cancer cells. 

Other in vitro studies observed the positive effects of buckthorn berries on stomach, prostate, colorectal adenocarcinoma and leukaemia cancers.

Some studies report that sea buckthorn oil also possesses anti-tumour properties. This oil can be incorporated in capsules, gelatin, and oral liquids. These studies reported no adverse effects in subjects administered with sea buckthorn oil indicating that sea buckthorn oil can play an important role in cancer therapy. Sea buckthorn oil may also help to counteract many side effects or treatment, restore kidney and liver function, increase appetite, and generally keep patients in good health. 

It is known that sea buckthorn may participate in the prevention and treatment of cancer; it also accelerates the return to health of patients receiving chemotherapy by significantly improving the performance of the immune system and relieves haematological damage. The exact mechanism of the sea buckthorn properties are not clearly understood and they are being attributed to the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiproliferative activities of the sea buckthorn. 

Where to Buy Sea-Buckthorn Juice in the UK 

When you’re trying to find sea buckthorn berry juice in the UK  keep in mind that this superberry goes by several names, including seaberry, Hippophae rhamnoidesHippophae tibetana (or Tibetan sea buckthorn), sandthorn, and sallowthorn.  We have however made available sea buckthorn juice, oil and berries online through our website. 

You can buy organic sea buckthorn juice from Organic Life. The Juice and oil are available for sale in the UK and Europe and it is freshly squeezed by the farmer from this years harvest with nothing added or taken away. 


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