If you’re familiar with Sea Buckthorn oil, then you’re probably aware of its benefits. If you’re not, then you might be missing out, because there are not many alternative treatments for the condition that sea buckthorn oil is beneficial for.

Many people suffer from dryness. Dry eyes, dry mouth and vaginal dryness are the most common dry conditions and they often play havoc with the sufferer`s comfort and health. The main cause of these conditions lies with the health of our mucous membranes.

Mucous membranes are like the body`s internal skin, they cover the inner parts of our body that are still exposed to the environment, namely the mouth and digestive system, the respiratory system, the urinary and genital tracts and the inner surface of the eyes.

Mucous membranes are important channels of interaction between our body and our environment but they also provide a direct route for bacteria, viruses, toxins and allergens to enter the body. So it is important that we keep them healthy and functioning.

Our modern day processed diet, our stressful living and our natural ageing process expose all of us to the increased risk of our mucous membranes drying out.

Moreover contact lenses and air conditioning can dry the eyes, some diseases and certain medicines can cause dry mouth and around 50 per cent of women experience intimate dryness during and after the menopause caused by a reduction in oestrogen levels.

Sea Buckthorn oil is known to provide relief for mucosal dryness. Sea Buckthorn oil is rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 oils which we already know are important for oiling our systems. However Sea Buckthorn oil is also the richest source of omega 7 oil within the plant kingdom.

Omega 7 is one of the key nutrients required by the mucosal membranes for lubrication. They simply dry up without it. Both the seed and the pulp of Sea Buckthorn are also rich in vitamin A and vitamin E, two important antioxidants in helping prevent the ageing and drying of skin.

Up to one in ten people in the U K suffer from dry eyes, caused by a variety of factors. Their eyes feel dry and gritty and can become red and sore. The condition can be tortuous and relentless. The usual treatment is eye drops but this is often merely providing symptomatic relief. Sea Buckthorn oil on the other hand increases lubrication of the eye and has been demonstrated to increase tear production and reduce redness and burning.

Sea Buckthorn oil improves dry mouth discomfort, reduces inflammation in the mouth and improves the general condition and functioning of the mouth mucosa. This could be of particular use for those suffering from sjogrens syndrome or any other similar autoimmune disease where a debilitating dry mouth is part of the symptomatic picture.

Sea Buckthorn oil promotes mucous membrane regeneration and functioning within the vaginal tract. This could substantially relieve the pain and discomfort of vaginal dryness experienced by many menopausal and postmenopausal women.

Sea Buckthorn oil also increases general skin elasticity. It helps us to fight ageing and wrinkling and maintain a smooth and younger looking skin. So if you supplement with Sea Buckthorn to help with any of the dry skin conditions discussed, you also gain the added benefit of a younger and fresher looking complexion