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Hippophae Rhamnoides L.: Sea Buckthorn

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Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) is native to northwest Europe to central Asia, including the Altai Mountains, the northern Himalayas, as well as northern and western China. Apart from being widely accessible, sea buckthorn also has a variety of vital vitamins and nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids, carotenes, flavonoids, free amino acids, and basic elements. Its bioactive phytochemical components are naturally anti-carcinogenic, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, anti-atherogenic, and radioprotective, among other biological actions. Although many products have been made, sea buckthorn is usually taken in its natural form. Sea buckthorn has a lot of potential as a nutritional supplement. Regarding its therapeutic properties, it can be used as pure extracts for maintaining good health or for the treatment or as preventive measure for diseases. In addition to all the benefits and potentials, designing effective products like food, pharmaceuticals, and feed in a way that is market-appropriate and commercially viable is crucial if we are to meet and support consumer demand and market trends. This chapter deals with the taxonomy, flowering season, global distribution, morphology, medicinal applications, phytochemistry, pharmacological activities, safety assessment, and potential contributions of plant biotechnology to the conservation of sea buckthorn and its future prospects.

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Jubayer, M.F., Mazumder, M.A.R., Nayik, G.A., Ansari, M.J., Ranganathan, T.V. (2023). Hippophae Rhamnoides L.: Sea Buckthorn. In: Sharma, A., Nayik, G.A. (eds) Immunity Boosting Medicinal Plants of the Western Himalayas. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-9501-9_19

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