Latin name: Rosa canina
Health Benefits of Rosehips
Rosehips are the edible and nutritious fruit of the rose plant. High in Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, they are very nutritious and great for the circulatory system. Health benefits include:
- When taken as a tea following a course of antibiotic therapy, they can help to re-establish the beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
- Women receive extra benefits from rose hips which help uterine cramps, heavy menstrual flow (replacing iron that is lost), and some breast disorders.
- Strengthens the capillaries.
- Good for fighting stress.
- As a natural stimulant it gently allows movement of the bowels, and as a diuretic they clean the urinary system.
- As a pectoral they are a remedy for pulmonary and other lung diseases, and as a tonic they strengthen organs.
- Helps to prevent and treat various infections, especially colds and flu due to the high Vitamin C content.
- Can be taken to quicken the healing process for bruises and skin irritations.
- Anti-inflammatory properties can help with sore throat and other inflammation problems.
- Some other ailments that can be treated are diarrhea, kidney stones, and thymus gland (as a blood cleanser).
Nutritional Benefits of Rosehips
- Great natural way to get Vitamins C, E, and K into your diet.
- Contains calcium, citric acid, iron, niacin, phosphorus, and tannins.
- Also contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, and P.
How to Use Rosehips
- Soak in warm water to hydrate, then consume in foods.
- Can be used in powdered and encapsulated form.
- Works great in tea and tincture combinations.