Herb of the Day: Rose Hips


Rose Hips (Rosa species)
Parts used: Fruit

Rose hips

Rose hips are the seed pods left over after the blossoms have bloomed and all of the petals have fallen off. The unfortunate truth of the matter is that there is little active research on the rose anymore. Many herbalists are now getting more interested in the benefits of roses, one reason being their high vitamin content that is readily absorbed into the body. If you have ever had rose hip tea you probably already know how delicious it is. It has natural sugars and needs nothing added to it to make it taste better.
This herb is also very nourishing for the skin due to its high vitamin E content. Some herbalists even use rose hips to help expel kidney stones. Crushed and used as a poultice, rose hips have shown the ability to prevent infections and helps when infections develop.

Vitamin Content

Very Rich in:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Rutin

Also has:
Vitamin D
Vitamin P
Organic Iron
Organic Calcium

Aids with:
Arteriosclerosis, Blood purifier, Bruises, Cancer, Circulation, Cramps, Dizziness, Earaches, Fever, Flu, Headaches, Infections, Insect bites, Kidney stones, Mouth sores, Nervousness, Psoriasis, Stings, Stress, Sore throat

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4 thoughts on “Herb of the Day: Rose Hips

    • Hello,
      A lot of people just throw them away. If you have roses look under the flower after it is gone, you can see them they are red or orange,sometime dark purple or black. Some have alot of seeds over 100, but remove the tiny hairs on them before using . they are similar to cranberries. But each rose have a some what different flavor. Can be used in baking, cooking. Harvest after the first frost. I love it in tea.

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