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  • 18 March, 2021

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Seabuckthorn Plantations in Himanchal Pradesh

Seabuckthorn Plantations in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to start Sea Buckthorn Plantation in the cold desert areas.

About Sea buckthorn:

  • It is a shrub that produces an orange-yellow coloured edible berry.
  • It is found above the tree line in the Himalayan region.
  • It is generally in dry areas such as the cold deserts of Ladakh and Spiti.
  • It is locally called Himalayan chharma and grows in the wild in Lahaul and Spiti and parts of Kinnaur.

Benefits of Seabuckthorn Plantation:

  • It is used as a medicine for treating stomach, heart, and skin problems.
  • It is rich in vitamins, carotenoids, and omega-fatty acids.
  • It is an important source of fuelwood and fodder.
  • It is a soil-binding plant that prevents soil erosion.
  • It checks siltation in rivers and helps preserve floral biodiversity.
  • It is used in making juices, jams, and nutritional capsules among others things.
  • It gets used in the manufacturing of cosmetics and anti-ageing products.

Source: HT

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