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a genus of plants of the family Elaeagnaceae. There are three species, growing predominantly in the temperate zone of Eurasia. One species, the sea buckthorn (H. rhamnoides), is found in the USSR, growing in the western and southern European USSR, Southern Siberia, Middle Asia, and the Caucasus. The plant, a shrub or small tree, is up to 11 m tall and has thorny branches and linear or linear-lanceolate leaves. The stellate-squamose hairs impart a silvery tinge to the leaves. The flowers are unisexual and small. The staminate flowers have bipartite perianths and four stamens; the pistillate flowers have tubular, bilobular perianths. The drupelike fruit has a juicy, fleshy pulp and appears to be stuck to the stalk.

Hippophaë grows along seas and lakes, in the floodplains of rivers and streams, on gravels and sands, and in mountains at elevations to 2,100 m. The plants are cultivated as ornamentals and for their fruit. They are also used for stabilizing sands, landslides, slopes, and ravines. Hedges are made with the plants. The fruits are rich in vitamins and are used in preparing infusions, liqueurs, and jams. They also yield a medicinal oil consisting of tocopherols (110 mg percent) and a mixture of carotene and carotenoids (180 mg percent), as well as glycerides of oleic, linoleic, palmitic, and stearic acids. The plants are used internally for treating gastric ulcers and externally for treating burns, bedsores, and radiation injuries to the skin. The leaves serve as raw material for tanning.


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The investigated plant namely Elaeagnus umbellata is belonging to Elaeagnaceae family comprises of three genera including Elaeagnus (70 species), Hippophae (07 species), and Shepherdia (03 species).
Seaside dwellers will be familiar with the sea buckthorn, the hard-topronounce Hippophae rhamnoides.
Seaside dwellers will be familiar with the sea buckthorn, the hard-to-pronounce Hippophae rhamnoides.
Seaside dwellers will be familiar with the sea buckthorn, the hardto- pronounce Hippophae rhamnoides.
conducted an in vivo two-stage carcinogenesis test in mice in 2009, in which extracts of the branches of Hippophae rhamnoides displayed significant antitumor activity after initiation with 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) and promotion with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA).
Anticancer and Antioxidant Activity of Methanol Extract of Hippophae Salicifolia in EAC Induced Swiss Albino Mice.
Hippophae rhamnoides bears yellow or orange fruits that have been used for centuries in both Europe and Asia for food, therapeutic, and pharmaceutical purposes [7].
Antihypertensive effect of total flavones extracted from seed residues of Hippophae rhamnoides L.
Hippophaerhamnoides belongs to Hippophae of Elaeagnaceae, and it has many characteristics, such as cold-resistant, drought-resistant, poor soil-resistant, anti- sandstorm and wide adaptability.
Plant growth promoting traits of phosphate solubilizing bacteria isolated from Hippophae rhamnoides L.
The methanolic extract of Hippophae rhamnoides referred hereafter as SBT.
Moreover, the larvicidal activity of aqueous, methanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, chloroform and hexane leaves extracts of Hippophae rhamnoides L.