Parts used: Fruit
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, blood purifier, nutritive, stomachic
Calcium, iron, potassium, silica, sodium, sulfur, vitamins A, B-complex, C, D and E
Native Americans used rose hips as food, because it was available all year round. Scurvy was uncommon among them because of the vitamin C and bioflavonoids in this herb. The bioflavonoids aid the body’s absorption of vitamin C. Modern research has recognized the value of rose hips for its vitamin C content. Rose hips also is rich in vitamins E, A and B-complex. It has some vitamin D and contains iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, sulfur and silica. Because of this benefit, rose hips is often used as a survival food.
Rose hips is useful for acute diseases, such as childhood diseases, as well as cold, flus and fevers. Studies have found that the vitamin C content in rose hips helps relieve symptoms and shortens the duration of the common cold. It is useful for preventing and healing infections.
Rose hips has been found to have a mild laxative and diuretic effect. This is thought to be due to the presence of malic and citric acids or the purgative glycosides. Rose hips fruit has also been used for stress-related problems, female complications such as PMS, skin irritations, and heart and circulation health, as well as a cancer treatment.
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Adrenal gland problems