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.
“Generally, the rose hips are discarded as horticultural wastes. Recently, they have been discovered to be storehouse of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. Rich in polyphenols, essential fatty acids, vitamin A and C, mineral Ca and Fe, they have potential to be developed as functional foods. The extracts have demonstrated antioxidant, antiarthritic, antiinflammatory, analgesic, antidiabetic, cardioprotective, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, gastroprotective and skin ameliorative effects.”
Patel, Seema. “Rose Hips as Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Overview of the Present Status and Prospects.” in Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. Vol 6, No 2, March 2012, 89-97. https://content.iospress.com/articles/mediterranean-journal-of-nutrition-and-metabolism/mnm6-2-02
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