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Rosehips

  • Rosa spp.
  • Origin: Chile
Rosehips

SKU
r_h1oz

Common Name

Standardized: rose hips
Other: dog rose, dog brier, brier rose

Botanical Name

Rosa spp.
Plant Family: Rosaceae

Overview

Rose hips develop on wild roses as the flowers drop off. The rose hip, also called the rose haw, is actually the fruit of the rose. These fruits are one of the most concentrated sources of vitamin C available.

These plants are deciduous shrubs native to Europe and western Asia. They typically grow between 1 and 5 meters in height, and possess attractive flowers which range in color from white to pink. The fruit, known as rose hips, appears in early summer, ripening throughout the season and into autumn.

Parts Used

Fruit either shelled or powdered

Typical Preparations

Most commonly found in tea and liquors. Seldom found in capsule or extract form.

Summary

Rose hips have a tart flavor and can be used to make jelly, jam, soup or oil, or can be alternatively used to flavor tea. During World War II, the British government used collected rose hips to make rose hip syrup as a source of vitamin C to replace citrus fruits that were impossible to get.

References

http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/11467225/reload=0;jsessionid=jMlOx3kyihWngHUULj6h.6

http://www.actahort.org/books/690/690_36.htm

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/7879?qlookup=rose+hips&fg=&format=&man=&lfacet=&max=25&new=1

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.