In Russia, they began to try to grow sea buckthorn only in the 19th century, although its leaves and twigs were used in Ancient Greece. It should be grown so that plants of different sexes are located on the site, it is best to arrange a "harem" of one male and several female plants, which will give valuable berries.
Among other varieties, the Chuya sea buckthorn stands out for its properties, bred at the Siberian Research Institute of Horticulture for cultivation in the Krasnoyarsk and Altai Territories, Omsk and Irkutsk Regions. But today it is recommended for cultivation in all regions. This variety is winter-hardy, bears fruit annually, starting from 3-4 years. The crown of the plant is compact, has an average density, there are few thorns. Fruits ripening in August are large, oval-cylindrical and have a high content of vitamin C (134 mg / 100g), sugars (7.3%), acids (2.2%), carotene (3.7 mg / 100g) and oils (2.9%).
Of course, Chuya sea buckthorn, like all other varieties, also contains flavonoids, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamins E, K, P and minerals, including manganese, magnesium and iron. Sea buckthorn is not only tasty, but also a very medicinal plant. It is useful for the prevention of strokes and heart attacks, strengthening the heart muscle, increasing the elasticity of the vessel walls and strengthening the immune system. Of particular value is sea buckthorn oil, which is used not only for the treatment of burns and bedsores, but also for gastritis, ulcers, senile cataracts, hypertension, anemia, and gynecological diseases.