Sea buckthorn harvesting begins
Sea buckthorn harvesting begins.
Sea buckthorn harvesting begins. Sea buckthorn called as the King of Fruits stores a plenty of healthy ingredients and it is harvested only by hands. The Uvs Khuns Company in western Uvs province planted the fruit on 100 hectares area, and now is employing local people for the harvesting. Syrup and fresh oil from sea buckthorn manufactured by the company became the first brand product of Mongolia to receive the green barcode which is given to natural fresh goods accorded with the international standards. The Uvs Khuns has been producing sea buckthorn oil for over 40 years now and has been planting the fruit’s Elizabet and Altaisky sorts on 100 hectares under the “Sea buckthorn Plantation” project since 2007. The project aims to produce ecologically fresh foods, to cultivate the fruit bushes on their natural lands, to augment the reserve, to fight against desertification and to contribute to the development of botany in Mongolia. Sea buckthorn leaves and flowers are used for treating arthritis, gastrointestinal ulcers, gout, and skin rashes caused by infectious diseases such as measles. A tea containing sea buckthorn leaves is used as a source of vitamins, antioxidants, protein building blocks, fatty acids and minerals; for improving blood pressure and lowering cholesterol; preventing and controlling blood vessel diseases; and boosting immunity. Sea buckthorn berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight, and slowing the aging process.