Rose Hips (Rosa species)
Parts used: Fruit
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.
Very Rich in:
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