Sea buckthorn FAQs

Should you be taking a brisk walk along the coastline, you might come across a little shrub with spiky leaves and a bright orange berry. It might just be sea buckthorn! If you’re new to it, you’ll be amazed by just how powerful this tiny berry really is. Here, we answer the most common questions about sea buckthorn.

What are the benefits of sea buckthorn?

This bright little berry comes packed with nutrients which give it some impressive health benefits. As an overview, sea buckthorn is thought to support your immune system and protect your skin, eyes and mucous membranes.

How to take sea buckthorn?

Really, it depends on which benefits appeal to you most. At Erbology, we make four different sea buckthorn products, which we recommend for slightly different results.

Related reading

Will sea buckthorn clog pores?

Sea buckthorn oil scores a 1 out of 5 on the comedogenic scale, which means it’s very unlikely to clog your pores.

Can sea buckthorn cause acne?

Consuming sea buckthorn, or applying sea buckthorn oil topically, is very unlikely to cause acne. Indeed, it may be beneficial for acne sufferers.

Does sea buckthorn oil stain your skin?

Sea buckthorn oil has a vivid yellow to orange colour. Rest assured, though, it will not stain your skin if you use it as part of your skincare routine!

“Phytoestrogens are naturally-occurring plant compounds which work similarly to the estrogen in our own bodies. As a result, your body may react in the same way to phytoestrogens as it would to your own estrogen.”

Can sea buckthorn cause constipation or diarrhoea?

There is little evidence that sea buckthorn can cause constipation, but it may have a mild laxative effect if you consume it in large quantities.

Does sea buckthorn help with menopause?

There is some evidence to suggest that sea buckthorn can help with vaginal atrophy and symptoms of dryness during or after menopause.

Is sea buckthorn a phytoestrogen?

Yes, sea buckthorn does contain natural phytoestrogens, including quercetin.(7)(8)(9)

Everything you need to know about sea buckthorn

If you’d like more information about sea buckthorn, don’t forget to check out our article on the origins and benefits of this powerful berry.

Related reading



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store