About Dunes with sea buckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides) Danube Delta
Sand dunes with shrubs, represented by two species: the common sea-buckthorn and the saltcedar can be found in the coastal area.
The Common Sea-Buckthorn (Hippophaerhamnoides) is a dioecious species, which means that each shrub has both female and male organisms. The female organisms can be recognised by their orange fruits, whereas the male organisms can be recognised after their lack of fruits.
The Common Sea-Buckthorn is a highly appreciated plant from the medicinal point of view. This plant helps the human organism to enrich itself in vitamins. From its fruits is extracted the Sea-Buckthorn Oil. This oil has a scar healing role and it is recommended for dermatological corrections.
For energizing teas, the locals combine the Common Sea-Buckthorn with Sweet Flag, another typical plant which can be found on the coastline.
Unlike the Common Sea-Buckthorn, the Saltcedar (Tamarixramosissima) is a slightly bigger shrub, with thicker leaves. The Saltcedar has pink flowers, which spread across its branches. Its wood has a high density.
The locals use to pick branches of Saltcedar and use them to harvest berries like cranberries.
In order to assure the protection of the Common Sea-Buckthorn, the locals need to understand the way in which the fruits should be harvested.