Its name expresses two characteristics at once: its preference for poor, stony soils close to the sea and its willingness to provide each branch all over with thorns. Between silvery leaves sit inconspicuous flowers that ripen into orange-red fruits when exposed to intensive sunlight. Their flesh is extremely rich in vitamin C and provitamin A. The sour tasting fruit juice is used to support the immune system.
Skin: The fruit oil is also enriched with vitamins and beta-carotene. It has a strong positive influence on regeneration and wound healing - but beware: it stains!