Rose hip is located below the petals of the rose flower. Rose hip is round in shape and contains seeds of the rose plant. Dried rose hip and the seeds are used together in many medicinal formulations. Rose hip is used for preparing teas, jams, soups, and as a natural source of vitamin C.
Some other benefits of Rose hip are:
In various researches, rose hip was found to reduce the migration and spread of breast cancer cells. Other studies suggest that its use in diets can prevent colorectal cancer. Rose hip has several bioactive compounds like phenols, ascorbic acid, beta carotene, tannins,and pectins- all of which help prevent oxidative damage.
Regular consumption of rose hip extract was found in several studies to have a lowering effect on cholesterol levels. Rose hip is a safe and healthy alternative to anti cholesterol drugs like statins, that may have side effects.
This fruit is packed with vitamin C. Did you know that it contains 60 times the vitamin C found in an orange? This vitamin boosts immunity by preventing cold, cough and flu. It also works amazingly for the skin making it radiant and brightened.
Rose hip powder reduces pain in the hips, knees and joints, as per early research findings. A popular arthritic medicine which is known as LitoZin is made by processing crushed rose hip.
Early research shows that applying a cream (which consists of rose hip oil and other ingredients) to the skin during pregnancy fades away stretch marks. In women who didn’t have stretch marks before becoming pregnant, Rose hip might reduce the chance of getting stretch marks. For best results, this cream has to be applied at least twice daily.
Early research shows that taking rose hip powder mixed with apple juice reduces cholesterol and blood pressure in people who are obese.
Rose hip oil penetrates into the surface of the skin and improves its health. The vitamin C stimulates collagen production , reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A improves the moisture content of the skin.