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A Rose Hip is the fruit of the wild dog rose. Rose hips have a tangy and citrus taste. They are known to contain 50% more Vitamin C than oranges. Rose Hips have been traditionally used as a diuretic and known to gently soothe blockage in cases of mild kidney disorders and constipation.
Zen's Tea House uses this caffeine free herb in Holy Detox for it's citrus flavor and smooth calming affects. For herbalist and adventurous tea fanatics rose hips make a great addition to any tea or herbal collection.
Carotenoids are important antioxidants and valuable bioactive compounds contributing to the health benefits of different foods, and rose hips are known for high bioactive content.
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Rose hips, have been used for foods and pharmaceutical purposes for a long time, as ingredients in pro-biotic drinks, soups, yoghurts, and as health supplements, and have received increased attention during recent years because of their presumed and documented health properties (Chrubasik, Roufogalis, Müller-Ladner, & Chrubasik, 2008; Larsen, Kharazmi, Christensen, & Christensen, 2003). Rose hips have been found to contain higher amounts of various bioactive compounds than several other fruits and berries (Halvorsen et al., 2002; Olsson, Gustavsson, Andersson, Nilsson, & Duan, 2004). ( AKA rosehip rosehips )
Interesting Article by the Journal of Ethnopharmacology
The majority of the used plants (ROSE HIPS being one of them) were situated on the recreational-medicinal continuum, which could be divided into two domains: recreational, medicinal and the “grey” area that lies around the borderline. The predominance of the cold and cold-related diseases on the spectrum treated by plants used for making recreational tea reflects the climatic conditions of the region and suggests that they are the most commonly self-treated diseases in the region,..) -For the full article please Click Here
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You’ll find that rose-hips tea is great for its anti-viral and anti-bacterial benefits. You can drink this tea regularly to gain a little additional boost to your immune system or to cleanse your respiratory tract. The calming effects of drinking this tea may also help to brighten your mood a little as well. Support your kidneys and often neglected adrenal glands.
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