Latin Name : Rosa Canina
From their soft petals to prickly thorns, roses are a symbol of beauty and health. However, one lesser known part of the rose is the round, seed-filled bulbs known as rose hips, which are found underneath rose petals.
Rich in nutrients and disease-fighting properties, rose hips have gained attention for their role in health and beauty.
- Rose hips are taken by many today as a natural way to get vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K, and help to prevent and treat various infections, especially colds and flu.
- Quickens the healing process for bruises and skin irritations.
- Inflammation and sore throat can find relief with rose hips.
- Rose contain calcium, citric acid, iron, niacin, phosphorus, tannin, vitamin A, B1, B2, and P. As a natural stimulant it gently allows movement of the bowels, as diuretic rose hips cleanse the urinary system, as a pectoral hips are a remedy for pulmonary and other lung diseases, and as a tonic the rose hips strengthen organs.
- The consumption of rosehips can combat nervousness, stress and anxiety.
- Rose hips can help prevent the development of kidney stones and prevent diarrhoea.
- Rosehips are helpful to the circulatory system, respiratory system, the thymus gland and as a blood cleanser.