Where is found Sea buckthorn ?
Sea buckthorn is a medicinal plant found in upper Himalayan region. Government has focused attention on the commercial cultivation of sea buckthorn plants, which has oval shaped and flame-colored fruits which are highly nutritious and are a very good source of vitamins, trace minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. In this context, Defense Research and Development Organization’s Field Research Laboratory in Leh who extracted and processed a little known Himalayan shrub Seabuckthorn. This fruit contains eight vitamins, 24 minerals, 18 amino acids and antioxidants and can be converting it into packaged juice. Compared to China which has 1.1 million hectares under sea buckthorn cultivation, India has negligible with just only 11,500 hectares of land for this purpose.