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Rose hips (Rosa canina)

Rose hips (Rosa canina)

Common Names: hip tree, wild brier, dog brier

Family: Rosaceae

Parts Used: fruit

Constituents: bioflavonoids, vitamin c

Medicinal Actions: Anti-microbial, anti-pyretic, antiseptic, anti-scorbutic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, diuretic, laxative, nutritive, stomachic, tonic.

Medicinal Use:

  1. Immune system support: Rose hips are a rich source of vitamin C, which can help to boost the immune system and protect against infections.

  2. Anti-inflammatory properties: Rose hips may have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body.

  3. Skin health: Topical application of rose hip oil may help to reduce inflammation and improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

  4. Digestive health: Rose hips may have a beneficial effect on digestive health by reducing inflammation in the digestive tract and promoting the growth of healthy gut bacteria.

  5. Cardiovascular health: Rose hips may help to improve cardiovascular health by reducing cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure.

Historically, rose hips have been used for a wide range of health conditions, including respiratory infections, digestive disorders, and skin conditions. During World War II, rose hips were used as a source of vitamin C when citrus fruits were difficult to obtain.