It is also known as the rose help or rose haw. A Rosehip is actually the berry of a rose plant, extracted from the Rosa Canina. Throughout history the rose and its plant has been adored. Typically, the Rosehip has been used to make jams, jellies, teas, perfume and cosmetics.
The Rosehip is rich in Vitamin C, just 28g of the raw beery provides you with 200% of you daily Vitamin C requirements. The Rosehip is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Selenium, Calcium and Manganese. The Rosehip berry is rich in antioxidants which can reduce oxidative stress and with that the risk of disease.
Here are a few health benefits of Rosehip :
- The Rosehip berry can give a well deserved boost to your immune system. Its vitamin content paves the way for a strong and enduring immune system. Vitamin C in particular has been shown to be effective against the common cold and asthma.
- Rosehip is often recommend for joint health. Due to its rich Vitamin C content it promotes collagen synthesis. Collagen is found in the connective tissues of the joints. Allowing for improved flexibility and strength.
- Also, Rosehip can aid bone health and potentially prevent disease such as osteoporosis. Its high levels of Vitamin C, manganese, magnesium and other minerals contributes to bone mineralisation and bone density.
- A study conducted in Denmark found that people taking Rosehip reported reduced post supplement pain scores, recording at just a 1/3rd of original pain scores. They also reported using less traditional pain medication.