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From Siberia With Health

The inhabitants of Siberia have been using the fruits of sea buckthorn for a long time, harvesting them in the wild thickets. In folk medicine, the healing effect of sea buckthorn berries is known. They contain 4-5.8% sugars, 42-112 mg% vitamin C, 2-5% carotene.

In recent years, attention has especially increased to the healing sea buckthorn oil, which is used to treat burns, long-term non-healing wounds, stomach ulcers, gastritis, etc. Vitamin E and sea buckthorn oil contained in sea buckthorn berries prevent vascular sclerosis, muscle degeneration, and cholesterol deposition.

Why is the Siberian sea buckthorn considered the most useful? For what reason does it have unique healing properties that allow it to get rid of many ailments? Let's try to figure it out.

In the conditions of European and American winters (most often with a thick layer of snow), the resistance of this plant to sharp drops in temperature after prolonged thaws decreases.

Under the snow cover in the thawed soil, the "Siberian berry" wakes up ahead of time, spending the entire supply of nutrients for breathing, and suffocates from oxygen starvation, excess carbon dioxide. Often, the bark and cambium at the root collar and in the lower part of the trunk are vomited out.

Wild sea buckthorn berries is a very popular fruit due to the many beneficial properties of its berries. The harvest of these freedom-loving berries presents certain difficulties due to the abundance of thorns on the branches and easy damage to the berries.
However, Siberians have mastered many proven over the years methods that make the process much easier. Thanks to experienced berry harvesters, for whom the deep taiga is a second home, we can enjoy various sea buckthorn remedies, drink delicious juice and prepare unique dishes from this Siberian berry.
In this article, we will tell you about how and when it is customary to collect wild sea buckthorn in Siberia:

Various ways to harvest wild sea buckthorn.

When picking by hand, Siberians should, first of all, think about protecting their skin and clothing - sea buckthorn juice irritates the skin and leaves stains on clothing. Therefore, before starting the harvest, they wear an apron and rubber gloves. There are not so many ways to manually collect:
• picking berries from branches with fingers;
• cutting off fruit branches;
• harvesting the berry juice;
• shaking off berries;
• harvest with special tools.

It is also worth remembering that sea buckthorn harvesting begins immediately after the harvest ripens. This should be done very quickly, as the fruit becomes softer and chokes when harvested. Sea buckthorn is usually harvested in September-October or immediately after the first frost.