The sea buckthorn is a deciduous shrub with orange berries and is considered an important therapeutic plant. The cultivation of the sea buckthorn in the region of Messinia started in the last two years. The main varieties grown are Frugana, Leikora and Hergo. The cultivation process includes propagation, distillation, pruning, irrigation, and weed control. Because of its high level of adaptability and growth, sea buckthorn crops are suitable for degraded and poor soils. Sea buckthorns have great therapeutic value and medicinal properties, helping reduce inflammation, acting as a disinfectant against bacteria, relieving from pain and promoting tissue regeneration.
The sea buckthorn is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, organic acids, amino acids and vitamins. Its fruit have high levels of vitamins such as C, B1, B2, E, F, K and P. Both its fruit and seeds contain essential oil with important therapeutic properties.