Hippophae rhamnoides (ssp. turkestanica) is distributed in the northern areas of Pakistan, including Kurram Agency, Chitral, Swat, Utror-Gabral, Gilgit, Astore, Skardu, Ganche, Baltistan, and Ladakh. The environment in northern areas of Pakistan provides tremendous potential for the growth and development of this wild type of sea buckthorn. Despite the wide occurrence, types, and composition of the sea buckthorn, it is used for medicinal purposes only. So far, more than 20 different drugs have been developed from sea buckthorn, and are available in different forms, including liquids, powders, pastes, aerosols, etc.
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